Hello friends! This week, I’ve been settling in to the school year. I miss my kids already, but having a quiet house sure does help me get more work done!
Yesterday I finished the machine quilting portion of the Quilt of Champions. If you’re new to the blog, check here and here for some of the the previous posts about this quilt. This was my first real English paper piecing project, my first applique project, and my first hand quilting project…. all wrapped into one! I haven’t started the hand quilting on this yet, but the appliqued sphere will be all hand quilted.
(I have to say that the wonkiness in this picture comes not from poor craftsmanship on my part, but a really bad job hanging the thing. I promise its straight in real life!)
I will be buying my quilting hoop and making final decisions about thread colors in the next couple of days.
I’m going back and forth between contrasting the thread color or blending it with the piecing. I like the idea of contrast, but I don’t want to distract from the beautiful design that’s already there.
The binding on this will be lime green.
Make sure to stop by again at the end of this week to see my latest Color Play Friday post!
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