It seems a lot of my sewing this week has been with some of my favorite Fig Tree fabrics! First I was able to piece block 11 of the 2013 Fat Quarter Shop Designer Mystery Block of the Month. Just one more block, and I’ll be able to finish this quilt with so many blocks I’ve loved piecing throughout the year.
Here is the final row so far…
I was also able to finish up my “Cherry Pie” wall hanging. I made just three blocks and put them together with 2″ cut sashing and border. I used my favorite Fig Tree gingham for the binding and quilted with my go-to wavy line quilting (actually, it’s the only quilting I’m always happy with other than straight line quilting which I tend to like on more modern projects).
I used the corner triangle hanging method I use on mini quilts, but to my dismay, this quilt was a little too big for that method. The quilt sunk below the dowel in the middle, so I decided to make a mini “sleeve” for the dowel at the middle of the quilt. Problem solved…and I used a lot less fabric than I would have if I had made a full hanging sleeve.
I opened up the binding just a bit to sew the “sleeve” into the seam allowance, then I stitched the binding back down, covering the raw edges.
Spring break is over…and I’ve got quite a bit of market sewing to get done over the next couple of weeks…I’ll try my best to keep up here and with e-mails! Thanks so much for stopping by!