Saturday, March 22, 2014

Spring and an Almost Finish

The other day when it was warmer and sunny we went to the arboretum and took a short walk around. This is one of my favorite trees all year. I love the shape of the tree and the shaggy bark.

Right next to where we parked the Winter Aconite was poking up through the dead leaves. It is usually one of the first flowers we see. After this long cold snowy winter it is so nice to see the little flowers poking their heads up.

The ground was covered with seed pods fro the Sweet Gum tree the other side of the parking lot; they have an interesting shape and texture. In the spring they fall from the tree and if you catch them at the right time they are nice and clean. One year I gathered a big bag of them to make a wreath or something. I moved the bag around from one place to another for at least 2 years before I finally threw them away. I picked one up at the arboretum and Jack wanted to know if I was going to gather another bag full. I did not!

I have finished the quilting on the Falling "Charms" quilt. In this first shot it is on my dining room table. I think you can see the quilting better on this one.
 I quilted in the ditch in all of the made fabric charms. In a few places I added some decorative stitching where the seams were pulling apart a little and in a couple of  places where there was a patch that was large and needed to have some stitching to make it lay down and not pouf out.

Below are shots of the whole quilt and one of the corners. I need to add the binding and I have not settled yet on what I want. I have enough fabric to make the binding the same as the border but I have been thinking about Kona Bone for the binding. It is one of my favorite binding fabrics when it is used in the body of a made fabric quilt. I am going to ponder this for a while before I go ahead and add the binding.

Quilt 52 x 65

1 comment:

kathyf said...

beautiful. the kids will be so proud.