I knew it would take probably a couple of months for it to work its way up the queue; on the website, they said they couldn't promise it by Christmas. I expected that. What I did NOT expect was to see this box arrive before Thanksgiving!!!
WOW, I was SO excited!
Here's a look at the quilting:
I chose an off-white/beige thread and a pattern called "Deb's Feathers". I thought that would fit with the whole Civil War reproduction theme.
They did a fabulous job! Check out the back:
I opted to sew the binding on myself, feeling extravagant enough having had someone else do the quilting for me! I went with a nice brown:
OK, two nice browns. I wanted to repeat the inner border and didn't quite have enough. I did what any woman in the 19th century would have done and chose another that was close enough.
I used my system of winding the binding around an antique spool, then setting that in a magnetized tray. It keeps everything neat and tidy!
I'm slowly but surely working on the hand sewing. It will take me a while, but this is definitely worth doing by hand.
|And may I add, "GO, PENS!!!"|
I have it down in the Studio on my machine table; I go between hand sewing the Hunter's Star and piecing a new project. Upstairs, I'm doing the hand sewing on the Kaleidoscope/Not Kira quilt. Not that I have projects scattered all over the house. LOL.
I am SO pleased with the job Missouri Star Quilt Company did! I couldn't be happier!
I'll keep you posted on my binding progress! Thanks for reading!