OK, I wasn't really out IN the rain quilting. But over the weekend when it was rainy I had some time to spend in the sewing room. I actually finished something!!
It's not the most beautiful thing I've ever made, but I'm hoping it will bring some child in treatment a bit of comfort when it is donated to a Ronald McDonald House later this year. I used leftovers from this quilt, which I pieced in February, and a design I saw here.
(I like her version much better)
To keep the whirligig effect, I used a quilting design I found in Angela Walters' book. I think she calls it sunburst or sunrays.
OOPS, I didn't realize this was turned wrong. Stupid technology. I wanted to show the stitching on the back. I used the back to front machine binding technique. (Click "show all steps)
My favorite stitches to use on the front are a feather and this wavy line. True, this one leaves small places where the folded edge isn't sewn down. But I still think the outer edge will be the first thing to wear out.
When I say we have to stand up and make ourselves heard regarding protecting our planet, I mean guys like these!!!
actors from Star Trek!
It's always nice to get someone to help who can get their picture in the paper. :-)
I am grateful for:
A weekend with the kids!
Cool nights so I can sleep under my quilt!
Only two more sleeps!
The heatwave in Portland happened before I got there.