Iowa Spring Day baby quilt is finished! I quilted it w/organic wavy lines and I hand-sewed the binding, which is something I haven't done in a long while!
|39.75" x 47.5"|
|Iowa Spring Day Backing|
However, I will be hand binding more often...to justify a friend making me this custom hand sewing caddy. I had seen something similar on Instagram, showed him a pic and this is what I got! Isn't it fantastic?!
Quilted Maple (see pic below) however, the three types of wood used in this little project were much more exotic! The base is Sirari (grows in Tropical South America, primarily Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay); the sides, needle holder, and extra spool/scissors block are made of Leopardwood (grows in South America, Chile, Brazil); and the stoppers on the spool turn are made of Bubinga (grows in Cameroon and Gabon, West Africa).
Watching and helping (yes, I helped a little!) a professional woodworker in action and working w/this gorgeous wood was quite fascinating! It's definitely deepened my appreciation and love of trees! Thank you David! =)
|The Quilted Maple I was telling you about.|
With Iowa Spring Day finished I really ought to just be quilting Walk Like An Egyptian, but I've been moonlighting w/Through Thick and Thin. Through Thick and Thin is a log cabin quilt I'm working on for my king size bed. I'm constructing it w/2 different size logs, 2.5" and 1.25" and am using batik fabrics. There will be 42 - 15" blocks. I wanted to do an offset Barn Raising layout, but I'm not sure if it'll work w/so few blocks. Time will tell.
|Several blocks in Fields & Furrows layout|
|Piles of strings for Log Cabin|
Until next time, Happy Quilting and God Bless!
A Thread for Life
Am I getting nobler, better, more helpful, more humble, as I get older? Am I exhibiting the life that men take knowledge of as having been with Jesus, or am I getting more self-assertive, more deliberately determined to have my own way? It is a great thing to tell yourself the truth. -Oswald Chambers
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