I'm still working on stitching down the binding on the ginormous quilt I mentioned last week. This is a scrappy, scrappy quilt that was meant to use up a huge stash of cow novelty fabrics I accumulated back in the early 1990s. I turned to the queen of use-it-up scrap quilts - Bonnie Hunter - for block inspiration, although my layout is different from hers.
I worked on piecing all the blocks during weekends at our camp; I really had that treadle sewing machine humming! Eventually I took a stack of blocks home and arranged them on the design wall. Holy cow - it was one of the biggest quilts I'd ever created! After adding the sashing, it came out to be almost 100" by 100"!
I took the finished top to Cindy Braiwick, my local longarm quilter. I told her I had no specific ideas for quilting and to let her imagination roam. She quilted a whole 'nother menagerie onto the quilt. Above: flying pigs
Cats in the moonlight
I managed to get a little over a quarter of the binding stitched down this morning. I'm hoping I'll get some more hand stitching time later today.
If you enjoy hand stitching, be sure to stop by Kathy's Quilts to see what other hand stitchers are working on today!