Today I am linking up to Freshly Pieced for work in progress Wednesday. So far I have only browsed through all the wonderful patchwork that people have linked to. Today I am finally close to finishing a project that has now taken about 4 months.
This is the color-wheel quilt from Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson. I had been wanting to try this quilt for about a year when I finally got the courage. And with the great instructions it really was not too difficult. I have only made three quilts previous to this so I consider myself a newbie. But I am so obssessed. I have a whole quilting room in our new rental (more on that in a moment).
So the last bit I have to do is the binding...which I never enjoy doing. I don't like deciding on fabric for the binding and I especially don't like binding by hand. So if I ever get around to picking out the binding I have decided I'm machine sewing it on. Cheating? I don't think so...
The center of this quilt seems a bit bunchy with all the thread from the intersecting quilting. And my wedges of white are not all equal. But I have to say I love, love this quilt. It is very soft. Not too big, only 56 inches square.
The back, sorry no one was home besides the baby, and she can't help hold the quilt up! Also very soft. So any suggestions for binding? The quilt pictured in the book has white binding. Not really exciting but I guess keeps the focus on the color wheel itself.
And now for a peek into my horribly messy sewing room. Keep in mind we just moved here a few months ago and I have not yet had the time (motivation) to organize. I need cheap shelves for sure.
The lighting in here is wonderful but the whole house has these thick drapes that keep the light out. Yuck!
My Singer, I love this machine. I had an old cranky Kenmore from my m-i-l but my hubby promised that if we relocated to Canada he would buy me a new machine. It's the first thing when bought for the new house!
And finally a picture of a bit of fabric mess! This homely couch was left in the house when we moved in. Hopefully it will go soon. And maybe I'll have some shelving in it's place! I can't stand having all of my fabric thrown around like this. I'll blame it on the kids!