You may remember seeing this quilt top a few weeks ago. Life has been rather busy lately (more on that later in the post) so I did not have time to quilt this top until this week. I do my pin basting on my kitchen floor. It's a little hard on the knees, but it did not take too long to get all those pins in place.
I started by using a serpentine stitch to quilt the sashing.
My daughter had a wooden Thomas train set when she was little. We had a canoe when I was a child and my Dad taught me how to paddle.
My Dad played the fiddle. Sadly, he passed away last week after a long period of poor and declining health, which is why I have not been sewing or blogging very much lately. At his funeral, we had a fiddler play the Ashokan Farewell--you may know this piece as the theme music for the PBS series by Ken Burns about the Civil War. I spent a lot of time with my Dad and will miss him.
My husband and I took a day to ourselves today and went for a drive --we stopped at a quilting store where I picked up supplies for three upcoming workshops. We went out for lunch and poked through some little stores and went for a walk by Lake Erie. I did some hand stitching on the binding in the car. You can see that I added serpentine diagonal cross hatch quilting after quilting in the sashing. The thread matches the green sashing and binding. I hope to do some more hand stitching on the binding tomorrow.
My Dad and I
I will be linking up with Kathy in the morning. Take a look at the projects that all of the slow stitchers are working on...