Tuesday, March 22, 2011

and the beat goes on...

Binding the quilt

I am binding the quilt full of puppies and boys, and monkeys too. Earlier it was not so tidy.

Binding

Now I am hand sewing the binding, it is peaceful and slow work.

And the mug rug test piece (when I am knitting I would call it a swatch) is washed, and it shrunk and puckered as I wanted.

Soft and bumpy after washing - Mug rug #1

So tomorrow I can get back to stippling the quilt for my friend, without all the worries.  I think she will like it, here is a look at just the top.

Magnolia quilt

And that is what the rest of my free time this week is, hopefully, going to look like.

Best,

Leanne
ps I have linked to WIP Wednesday, there is plenty of excellent work over there to enjoy!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

12 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Great quilt..can we have a close up of the centre squares?

Jennie {Clover and Violet} said...

I think stitching binding is peaceful work too. I used to hate it, but now I enjoy it!

Becky said...

Oh wow, I love the top with Magnolia lane, so beautiful. great job with the fussy cutting!

Linz said...

Hey Leanne! Thanks for the comment over on my blog! You're quilts look SO beautiful!!

I LOVE hand binding! It's my time to snuggle with each quilt I make, and, as you said, it is so peaceful!!

Manda said...

That quilt top is gorgeous! Is that Laura Gunn fabric?

Quilter in the Gap said...

I realize you are busy but you have been awarded...check out my most recent blog post

Debbie said...

Beautiful quilt you are working on! I also am jealous of your stippling - looks great! Can't wait till mine does!

Diane said...

Love the magnolia quilt top... those square are great!

Leah said...

Great work. Love those squares! Great job on the binding too...

SewAmy said...

that little dog fabric is aborable.

quirky granola girl said...

thanks for the comment on my blog post. you've been busy. three projects in one post? amazing.

Lee said...

Love your quilting, it's beautiful. And that green and blue quilt top is just gorgeous, can't wait to see that one finished! Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday!