As I mentioned in my last post, the "secret project" I was working on was mailed out. It is happily in the hands of its new owner now! I posted about it on the boys' blog yesterday - for some great in-progress shots and Dave's (my Guide Dog for the Color Blind) take on the whole thing, please give that hyperlink a click. All kidding aside, I would not tackle anything in the golds/yellow/autumny color area without him. I cannot distinguish the shades and he apparently can. And he's very good at making his opinion known.
I stretched myself a bit on this one, trying a couple new things, changing the pattern a bit, and forcing myself to use my Bernina Stitch Regulator (BSR) and do some free-motion quilting. Here are a couple close-ups of my stitching:
It was great practice and I'm very happy with how it came out. I really need to do more BSR work!
One new (to me) technique I tried was to fold a square of muslin in half, write your labeling, then sew it into a corner as you add your binding:
When you bring the fold of your binding around to the back of the quilt/runner, it's all neat and tidy:
Wow, is that ever one of those "Why didn't I think of that??!!?" moments! I'll definitely be doing that again!
I pieced the back, using the fabs from the top:
The back needs to be interesting, right? Oh, and the binding, too. I did a scrappy binding, using all the fabrics once again! Here's the front:
If you didn't see the pix on the Ao4 Digest, please do go take a look. I always like the process photos! There is also a link to the runner in Sue's home!
Thanks for reading!