We were all very busy!
Of course, there were also scraps...
I spent some time finishing up some WIP's for the London Friendship Quilters Guild charity projects. These 9 patches will be used in a Quilt of Valour:
And these pillowcases will be sold in the boutique at our guild show in October as a fundraiser for our charity projects:
In the afternoon and evening, I finished up the quilting on my Liberated Squirrels Quilt.
I tried out some new Hiroshima Quilting Needles which I purchased at the Quilts at the Creek show a few weeks ago. The package states "Large eye needle. Flexible and warp resistant. Runs smoothly through fabric." I think the first part of this description is a bit (ok, a lot!) deceptive. I have never tried to thread a needle with such a small eye! Even with my glasses on, it took several tries to get the thread though the hole! I would have to agree with the rest of the statement--they were flexible and did not warp like the other needles I have been using to quilt this project. I found that my stitches were smaller and more evenly spaced when using this needle.
I trimmed the quilt and added the binding by machine. I spent the rest of the time, hand sewing the binding down. This afternoon, I did the final hand stitches on the binding and took the Liberated Squirrels out to the backyard for a photo shoot:
Now it just needs a sleeve and a label and it will be ready for the quilt show!
BTW, there was a tea and pie break mid afternoon to keep up our strength...
I am linking up to Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching.