I sewed the binding on then last night while watching a movie and The Voice I hand sewed the binding down to the back of the quilt and voila , here is what it looks like . Before you look don't you think that young Sawyer Fredricks has a lot of talent , I could listen to him all day .
Doesn't the quilting look wonderful . Those spools now pop right out , what a great way to showcase a block , I may use this again sometime . I braved the cold and went out to take a picture , it is only 5 C here today and the feel like temperature is only 1 C . so not exactly balmy and it is overcast, we had rain overnight .
The grass is turning green , and things are improving , the snow is gone !!
Here is a picture of the back , I don't normally share the back but since I pieced it with some extra blocks I thought it was worth sharing .
Two reasons for doing this , first I didn't have quite enough of the backing fabric , a piece that has been in my stash forever , and secondly I wanted to use these blocks , two of them were part of the Aurifil blocks for the year , the one on the top I just didn't care for and the one on the bottom was too big so I cut it down to fit here . The middle one was a basket block I made with the intention of using it on the front but once I made the embroidered block I didn't need it .
Some other good news is my sampler quilt that is on my rack here at home is almost done too , just the top border to quilt now , should finish that up real soon . I best get the binding fabric cut for that one too .
I must tell you I had a lovely day with my Mom , she was super surprised to see me and we enjoyed a beautiful meal at a local restaurant , so yummy . I gave her a large hanging basket of flowers to brighten up her area outside her apartment and my sister Jacqueline also gave her a beautiful basket so things are very bright and pretty . I was happy that Jacqueline and her daughter Danielle and Emma , Danielles daughter ,also arrived while I was there , we often miss each other on these quick trips . I will show you the passport wallet I made for mom along with some luggage tags .
I should have taken a picture of the wallet opened but sorry I forgot to do that . It has a few pockets and also a zippered pocket . We aren't going to Paris ,although that would be nice ,but I figured it was still great fabric for this use and she loved it .
I am linking up today to the Needle and Thread Network , been a while and just realized this is Wednesday .
I better get back to quilting , our quilt show is coming up very soon and the pressure is on ;-) Thanks so much for stopping by today , hope you have a creative day .