My quilting as been very sporadic for the last several days. As always, when I have company in from out of town (this time for over a week) I end up doing more hand work than anything else. It's very soothing and helps me quite a bit to enjoy the visiting times without going stir crazy.
All Grayed Down--binding on and ready for the hand work
I finished up the hand quilting on All Grayed Down which is really sweet. And would you believe that I managed to find a long remnant of a binding that I still had the fabric floating around in one of my totes? Very easy to add to and make the proper length. It's a soft blue plaid that seems to pull out all the lovely blue colors in the quilt and make it look even lighter. Hmm, do I have a blue thing going on now? There are certain colors I tend to gravitate toward over and over again, just mixing them up into different combinations and trying to figure them out having fun playing with them. There is so very much to learn about color.
Little Fall Mini
This little Fall Mini was just begging for attention, easily sandwiched in like 20 minutes. Then I proceeded to have great fun with my Perle Cotton! Seriously grin-on-my-face-fun the whole time. I know, scary look for me... The whole thing was hand quilted in less than 2 hours and then once again, I happened to have a leftover piece of binding that worked perfectly. Almost makes me want to make more small quilts just because of that box of binding bits! It's a pretty rustic looking mini, but I think it suits the quilt just fine. The more I look at it, the less I think my gift recipient will appreciate the style though. I suppose it would be good to quit second guessing myself. A gift is a gift is a gift. Right? And just FYI, this entire mini was made out of the scrap bin except for the orange acorn fabric and the backing fabric. Gotta feel good about that at least.*wink