I receive a phone call this morning – my regular sewing machine was ready. And as expected, all that was ever wrong with it was a simple fuse that was blown. They told me I owed them 29 bucks, and I was on my way!
I was also talking to a friend who is getting ready to sew down the binding on her quilt; she said all she had left was to add the quilt label. I saw an idea a while back for a quilt label that I used that is so easy. Cut a 10″ square of a white/cream colored fabric. Fold the top left corner down to the bottom right corner, making a right square triangle. 2 sides will be unfinished, and the angle side will be folded over. Press in place, then sew the unfinished sides to the bottom right-hand corner of your quilt before you tack the binding down. Voila! The only side undone is folded over which means it’s finished off. You can use a permanent marker to write whatever you want on it.
And if you have trouble getting an even binding width, watch this video. It uses yarn in the middle. I haven’t tried this yet but it looks absolutely brilliant to me!
I’m actually sewing an entirely different Lucy Boston block at the moment, but here’s my next one. I’m trying to make sure they don’t all look too much like the one before it, so I’ll have the dark purple in the middle parts and not the corners. I think I’ve just about talked myself into using a solid white or cream with a medium grey solid for the sashing on these so that the blocks take center stage.