Always like to get a quilt back in the hoop as soon as I can. I'm giving myself a week or so pass from hand quilting though so I can catch up on my applique. Lately I just can't seem to fit in any decent time in for applique so that is how I roll! lol Excuses, excuses. Getting our son off to the airport today (brr) and then school starting back up tomorrow for the youngers will get us back into regular routine in a hurry.
My Plain Jane quilt
I thought I'd use Perle Cotton on this quilt and just go crazy, but the more I got to looking, the more I want to do a Baptist Fan pattern with regular hand quilting thread. Simple I know, but oddly compatible too. Feel free to tell me if you disagree!
A closer look at Plain Jane
I somehow managed to mislead everyone about Dutch Comfort being a 2014 finish, but it's not quite.*sigh Hopefully this picture shows that more clearly. I have the binding sewn on by machine, but still need to turn it over and hand sew it onto the back. Was waiting for the proper color of thread as red seems to disappear quickly around here. Maybe all those applique flowers and berries I'm always adding on everywhere? Whatever. Now I have the thread (plus a few other colors just in case something else comes up) and will be waiting for the proper mood to strike for the sit-down time with the binding. I'm a little iffy about how and when that particular mood strikes, but hopefully it will be sometime this week as I would love to throw this across my bed and watch it warm up my room.
Then I will be sure and bore you all with a picture of the entire quilt in its wonderful finished glory so you can rest easy knowing that I do actually wash out the blue markings.*wink Funny how I'm less concerned about that than I used to be although I have been trying to keep it out of direct sunlight.