This week I have an actual finish, one that I've salvaged from a failed attempt a few weeks ago:
This is the little quilt that I had almost given up on because of a wrinkle on the backing. When I posted about it earlier, the general consensus in the comments was along the lines of "suck it up." So I did, and you all were right. I was upset over nothing, really.
One commenter, who is no-reply so I couldn't thank her personally, suggested that I make the circles gradually larger in order to finish it up and avoid more wrinkles on the back. Genius! That's exactly what I did. I free-motioned the remaining circles instead of using the walking foot, and they came out a little wobbly but good enough.
The border is quilted with a big meander that simply circles around some of the flowers in the print. It adds just enough texture to finish it off nicely. I also had just enough (literally one inch left over) of the blue binding in the pre-made scrap binding basket. Sometimes those come in handy! The binding was done on the machine in no time at all.
I was worried about this being too stiff, but after I took the photos, I tossed this in the wash and it softened up really well. And the wrinkle that I was so worried about can barely be seen on the back!
Another little quilt in the archives! Perhaps "suck it up" will be my motto for next year.
Hope everyone has a great weekend as we race towards Christmas. We are going shopping for a new dining room table. Somehow ours isn't big enough for the whole family any more. Odd how that happens, isn't it?
Finally, an update on the Gratitude Sale--donations have raised nearly $400 for the three charities I listed! Thanks to everyone! There are still many nice things left, and Priority Mail means you could still have something for yourself before Christmas, so check out the tabs at the top of the page.
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, and crazymom quilts.