Wednesday, November 21, 2007

WIP Wednesday - Week 45 - Overlocking binding on Mrs K's and Rainbow Log cabins!

Well have had a rather prodcutive week, have two WIP's on the go at the moment. I have 95% finished the quilting on Mrs K's quilt and last night sewed the binding on. Decided to overlock my edges which was a tip picked up awhile back to hopefully make the binding lay a little bit flatter when its hand sewn down. It has been a bit funny working with these soft colours, at first I wasn't sure but now, well they have grown on me!

Since the weather is warming up here, Grace is sweltering under her doona, but I can't get it off her bed, oh the tears! So I have been inspired to get back into these log cabins. After all the dithering about the layout back here and here in June, I decided to go for the option on all the reds in the centre forming a cross. And am thinking a hot pink 3 or 4 inch boarder.....

And amungst all that, I still have found time to get some more material for the Humming Mini shop. Check out some new yummy prints here!

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

I've never thought to overlock the edges of my quilts before binding. That's a good idea. I'll ahve to give it a try!

AJ said...

You're nice and early today Helen...I'm loving the soft pastel colours...might have to give it a try if I can get away from brights...!

atet said...

Both projects are looking just lovely -- and yep, hot pink borders would be stunning!

Emma said...

I love both. The backing pn the pastels is beautiful. Any chance you could swipe the doona from Grace's doona cover and leave her with just the cover???

Cascade Lily said...

Congrats on nearly finishing Mrs K's quilt!

And wow those colours in your wonky log quilt are hot, hot, hot!!!

Heids said...

Love, love, love the bright rainbow colours - just stunning Helen.

Jen said...

Loving how the colours work together in the log cabin, fabulous.

The Humming Cat said...

Very Noice.

clevelandgirlie said...

I'm not the biggest fan of mixed up bright color quilts - but this is stunningly vibrant and oh so pretty! Hot pink borders will be just the ticket. Fabulous!