I finally got the binding on the coffee filter paper pieced fan project that I started in Debby Kratovil's class last year. Each student got a kit, so the colors were not something I usually use. I think getting to explore new and different color combinations makes a class fun. Debby will be here in Duluth at the Georgia Quilt Show next weekend, so I hope to show my finished wall hanging to her.
I used some stash fabric for the back. I think it goes well, plus it is such a riot of color you can't see any of my quilting on the back.
I mixed perl cotton quilting and machine quilting. What the heck, the goal was to finish and the hand quilting had WORN me SLAP OUT.
I know, I know, I have one more UFO on my "must finish" list. Poor little orphan star. Thirty years of waiting for hand quilting to be finished to earn a binding. Well, I am skipping that for now. Remember I was doodling on graph paper? I have been saving these fabrics for years to do a special quilt, and tonight I got started. At first, when I was sewing the red and green together, I thought, oh NO, it is screaming "Merry Christmas" which is NOT my intention. Once I got a block laid out, I felt better. Excited really.
But now it is time to put away my toys in preparation for the work week.
See you on the other side.