But for now, I will share with you what I can. The Quilt of Valour-Canada I am making is very quickly coming to a finish. The trickiest part is always finding a space on the floor to lay it out to measure backing and batting.
And then it is even more difficult to figure out how to cut the batting to the size of the quilt so I try a bit of rolling under the fridge and it seems to work. (And yes, I always find a few dust bunnies but they are easily removed!)
Woodworker Hubby always comes to the rescue to help me spread the 3 layers on the dining room table to prepare for pin basting. I have a very old Scovill Dritz Deluxeboard that goes on the table first so that my pins won't harm the table.
The pin basting goes pretty quickly once everything is spread out.
For this quilt, I used Aurifil 50 wt. light beige 2000 for both the needle and the bobbin threads. It works like a charm in my Pfaff Expression 3.5. I chose to do a fairly large meandering design from edge to edge which resulted in a nice, soft quilt. I used Warm and Natural for the batting.
Today I am working on the binding. I'll attach it by machine and may hand sew it, just because I enjoy doing this in front of the TV. Will do lots of little double stitches along the way to be sure it will stand up to lots of washes.
Of course, I always have a few projects on the go. At our April Ocean Waves Quilt Society AGM, I a mini-demam jloining other quilters in offering some demos. I will be showing how to make Flying Geese blocks, the 4 at a time method. So in preparation, I decided to use this method to make the "Fly Home" Flying Geese quilt that I had seen on Jeni Baker's blog HERE. I have a bundle of Amy Butler fabrics from a few years ago which includes Forget Me Not and Hopscotch, so am having lots of fun making some geese and their wings
I also completed my February homework for the Patches of Blue free quiltalong hosted by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts.
With the Olympics on TV and sewing projects to work on, I am almost forgetting about the wintry weather that comes and goes, day by day. Looking at the calendar, I know Spring is just around the corner. It's a great day for quilting!