Sunday, 8 June 2014

Friday Night With Friends

Well, I didn't get much done on Friday night but did manage to do about an hour's worth of stitching during the day while Miss M slept. And I'm pleased to say I have been able to continue stitching in bursts during the rest of the weekend.

I've been sewing the binding down on Suzanne's quilt and it's nearly finished. Yay! I just have one corner to go and the label to attach, then I can finally give it to her. I'll post a photo of the quilt once it's completely finished. In the meantime, here is a photo of the quilt in progress from the May WAQA meeting. It was good to get some feedback from fellow quilters.

My friend Phil helping me hold the quilt up
Miss M in the background exploring the stage.

I've been trialling a new tool to help secure the binding ready for hand stitching. At the Perth Craft & Quilt Fair (can't believe it was almost 2 weeks ago!) I learned about Clover Wonder Clips. I bought a box and they have been fantastic.

A glorious row of red

I used to have pins sticking into me left, right & centre when attaching binding to my previous projects. This project has been much less painful. The only thing you have to watch is the clips slipping sideways or coming off by accident when the quilt is folded between stitching sessions. I'm very happy with this purchase.

Thanks to the wonderful Cheryl for hosting our sew-in again this month. If you would like to see what everyone else got up to, or join in for the next one, you can visit her blog 'Gone Stitchin' here.

Once I finish the quilt I will be able to give a proper catch-up on all my goings-on for the last month or so. Until then, happy stitching everyone.



Josie said...

Beautiful quilt Tracy. The colours are gorgeous. Hope you found time to finish off stitching down the binding. Those quilt clips look handy..... Hugs

Maria said...

Tracy your fannel quilt has come together beautifully and your friend wil love it... Very handy clips..

Was really only two weeks ago we were at the quilt show? Seems forever for me as sew much has happened...

Phil Thomas said...

Love the flannel quilt pic. It was a pleasure to hold it up for you....

Quilting Chemist (Danette) said...

Beautiful quilt, such pretty colors. I use the Clover clips also and I love them!