Sunday, October 25, 2015

Binding....... you know what that means!

Yup - I finally got a chance yesterday to whip stitch some batting together so I could finish pinning the 16 patch stars quilt from the RSC Challenge last year. I decided to just do a quick walking foot quilting on it - a diagonal line through the 16 patches and just extended it to the edge of the quilt. Then.... I almost put a scrappy binding on it but... it was just easier to cut the lengths I needed out of a bit of mottled green I had sitting on the shelf. Now the fun part - hand stitching the binding to the back! I love stitching in the evenings at the end of the day - it is just so relaxing to slowly stitch and reflect on all the things that happened during the day.... especially since the kids are tucked in bed and it is truly my relaxing time.
Each of the kids had to lay down on it for a picture yesterday- sorry for the extra bits - that is kids for you.

Today will be working in the garden a bit and playing with Emily's knitting loom before we head to a roller skating rink to celebrate Juliette Gordon Lowe's birthday! She was the founder of Girl Scouts back in 1912. The majority of my troop is going to be there. I'll be in sneakers as my few experiences with roller skates would land me in the hospital with a sprained ankle if I attempted it! We'll see how Emily does though. Aidan will be home with Greg working on his diorama that is due tomorrow.

Linking up Sunday morning with Kathy's Quilts. Head on over and see some beautiful projects.

I snapped a few photo's last weekend while out in the back yard. Emily and Aidan got to ride the tractor around the yard - this is Emily on it.

Some butterfly's enjoying the flowers and the garden. I could not get the yellow ones I always see down here. Maybe they'll allow a picture today while Emily and I are out there finishing the planting.

monarch butterfly
Phaon Cresent.

Phaon Cresent

This is what has been eating my lemon bush.... a giant swallowtail caterpillar who love to eat citrus bushes. It will become a pretty butterfly...I just don't want it to eat my lemon bush! Greg moved it last weekend into a better location - more sun than it was getting and hopefully it might give me some lemons and limes at some point.

10 more minutes on the baked french toast and then it will be figuring out Emily's loom. It is a singer circle knitting loom for kids. Wish us luck!


Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Fun post! Butterflies and future ones and a quilt finish with cute models! :)

scraphappy said...

Ah, binding. A quilters reward for finishing a project. Enjoy! Such fun fall pictures, thanks for sharing.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I just LOVE your 16-Patch Star quilt!! It's GREAT that you thought of taking photos with each of the kids laying on it (for future reference.) Enjoy your binding time!

Ivani said...

YEAH! happy binding time, the quilt looks so fresh and bright, love the 16 patch stars. Beautifull nature pictures.

canuckquilter said...

Yay! Binding time, That means you're close to a pretty finish. I've got too many prijects on the go and can't seem to focus on getting any single one finished. Time to just choose!

Sneakers are a good choice for today's outing. My roller rink outing with Girl Scouts a few years back left me with a banged up knee and limping for a week :) The girls had a blast though!

BarbCarol said...

Aaah, binding. Always good for Slow Stitching....very glad to be done with my binding chore. Thanks for your kind comment on my blog, Lakeshore Stitches...very much appreciated,

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Yay for binding time! I rather like the solid binding ... it doesn't detract from the fabulous top. I've skated in the past, and it's not pretty. I too would be in the sneakers. ;-)