I'm keeping on sewing in the camper. Actually, while living in a camper, you don't have a lot of cleaning to do, no yard work, etc. so there is more time to sew! I have made a few little quilts that I plan to use on the back of our dining room chairs (6 of them). I made this top using the left-over black fabric from my basket quilt and various shirtings. I used only 2 squares from each shirting and a different one for the inner border. I really love the black and wanted to use it in something else. The squares finish at 1".
Here's another one that I showed you before and now it is quilted, but not bound.
I quilted a one sided feather in the border. I love the hooked feathers and used them for this. I used a dark grey thread that I am using for my basket quilt.
I'm quilting free motion hooked feathers for the basket quilt border without marking any lines. First I go up on the right side, then sew a line back down to the bottom and then do the feathers going up on the left side. I'm doing each side like that and I'm on the second side now. I'm too lazy I guess to mark anything and since the scallops make it easy to make the feather spine curve, it works for me.
|The dark grey thread doesn't really show up very well|
|Quilting from the back|
I like to throw in a curly que feather every once in a while, or a fern looking one. Sorry the pictures are kind of dark - It was early when I took them.
Soon I will be deciding on the name for my basket quilt. I have received several good suggestions, so I'll pick one of them and let you know when I do.
Happy sewing this week!