I just finished quilting this UFO, which has been hanging in my closet for several years. Today I sewed on the binding and moved it into the living room so I can hand sew it to the back while watching TV.
I'm so glad to have this almost finished. A friend of mine bought me the pattern after she saw me admiring the made up sample in a quilt shop.
I stitched in the ditch first, then quilted feathers in the brown setting triangles. Once it is totally done I'll take a better picture of the quilting so you can see how I quilted each section.
A friend and I went to 8 shops on the "Snowflakes and Stitches Shop Hop" - 6 of them on Monday. Below you can see my purchases. I bought more than I had been planning on buying - surprise, surprise! I have some projects in mind.
When shopping, I always look for the "scrap bin" that some quilt shops have to see if I can get some scraps that I can use. I didn't take a picture of them, but Grandma's Attic in Dallas, OR had one and you can fill a plastic bag with as much fabric as you can squeeze in for $4.99. I debated doing it, but decided to see if there was enough fabric I liked to make it worth while. I starting wondering how much fabric you actually got for that amount of money. One of the other shops in the shop hop is our local quilt shop, Boersma's Sewing Center and they have a little chest of drawers with scraps in them - those scraps cost 50⍧ per ounce. I wondered if that was a better deal than a baggie for $4.99.
So when I got home, I decided to weigh some fabric to see how much one yard weighs. I weighed 4 fat quarters and they weighed 4 1/4 oz. One yard of a different fabric weighed 6 oz. So, I kind of averaged it out and figured that 5 oz. is about what one yard of cotton fabric weighs. So, I weighed the baggie from Grandma's Attic and it weighed 11 oz. That means that I got approximately 2 yards of fabric for $4.99. If I bought $5 worth of scraps from Boersmas, which would be 10 oz, I would get approximately 2 yards. So, I think that price is pretty good.
Am I the only nutty quilter who loves to dig through the scrap bins? Please don't tell me that I am!
And, oh, BTW, my friend and I both agreed that the best shops we went to were Boersma's Sewing Center, Greenbaum's Quilted Forest, Grandma's Attic, and The Quilted Hill.