It's Friday and it's always nice to have something to cheer about. I'm feeling happy because I finished sewing the new binding on Richard's quilt. The binding is made from the same fabric but in a lighter blue. The fabric used for his quilt was much darker but it's been washed a lot and has faded in the sun. The quilt goes on camp, is used on his bed and used as a picnic quilt. It is a great feeling to see this quilt getting so much use.
My fingers were very sore from working on the binding. Unfortunately I haven't yet found a thimble that I can get on with and use properly.
I'll leave it a couple of days before I start work on stitching down the baby quilt binding.
I'm also impressed with myself since yesterday I bit the bullet and sandwiched the Austen Family Album quilt. Richard, our son is a manager at our local pub and since they will be reopening on Monday he's been in work this week, checking stock, organising tables, checking bookings etc. They have a couple of function rooms upstairs and I asked if I could use one to do the quilt. The pub can only have customers in the garden so no one was bothered with the upstairs room. I made myself comfortable and spent a lot of time getting everything set up and pinned. My knees were a little sore at the end but the job was done. Now all I have to do is get it quilted and I'll start on that today. In fact it's already on the table next to my machine. I gave the machine a good clean and it has a new needle in it. The stitch is working perfectly having clearer all the fluff from the bobbin area. It took me a while getting the bobbin case inserted properly but finally it's all good to go. I really like the backing fabric I got for this quilt.
I also finished my project for the next blog hop but unfortunately I can't show it to you yet.
I'm linking this post with Sarah from Confessions of a Fabric Addict for her Can I get a whoop whoop? link up.
It's now raining so it's the perfect time to start the quilting.