I’m making a run at completing my vintage quilt top in time to enter the Houston show. It’s a looooong shot but I’m trying, so I’m chained to my machine – dang! I have done the background quilting on all the blocks:
And a few selected blocks (note that I have just sprayed at the blue wash out marker so it has not been completely washed out):
I’m going to feather the dickens out of the sashing and border.
I forgot that this quilt from Houston last year got me on this vintage kick. Isn’t this a fabulous quilt?
There is still a lot to do here. This quilt is seriously wonky and I made a purposeful choice not to “right” it; I wanted to honor her original maker. As a result, the edge finish will be a huge challenge that I’m not sure how I’ll handle. That could suck up a whole lot of time.
I do think I’ll add big black rick rack, half hidden to the edge with some piping. And good luck trying to get a “match” for that vintage yellow for a binding (and it does need a binding). Parts of the outer border are 1″ narrower than the rest. And there is NO extra fabric. Like I said, this will be a challenge. But I LOOOOOVE this quilt!
And I have to show my yard in its spring glory, before the heat melts it:
And that’s it for this week. No time to chat here. I am up to my ears in….everything!