Sunday, December 29, 2013

After Christmas....


 It's been a busy few days since Christmas. I went shopping the day after Christmas with my mom and sisters. I didn't buy much, mainly went for the chit chat and lunch! They found the bargains they were looking for, so it was successful. 

 I had finished the quilting on the two smaller quilts on Tuesday, so I took them along to bind on Friday when I went to sew with the Tuesday ladies (they switched days last week!) 
I had some concerns about the white border, so auditioned a few bindings with it so I could decide if I should keep it or not. I liked this tye-dyed fabric for the binding, so it stayed! 

 The black and white is the backing fabric I used for the blended colorplay quilt...


 and this deep blue print is what I used on Rock Candy. I decided on the background green for the binding on it.
I'm glad I went with the multicolored binding, it seems to bring out the colors in the quilt as well as giving it a finished look.
 After I finished these I cut out a new mystery quilt that I want to start work on soon. I have been working on the cutting of a new tessellation quilt as well this week, and started sewing it together yesterday. I love tessellation quilts and this one is shaping up to be pretty interesting. I'm using lots of bright colors, so I dug through the stash for some of the fabric, but had to buy some new as well. I really enjoy these days off that I can sew all day! Are you getting any sewing done in the aftermath of Christmas?



4 comments:

ga447 said...

Super Super colors and quilts. You have such great talent and it comes so easy to you. Happy New Year.

Exuberant Color said...

I have to admit I had my doubts about white as the border but it ends up that it was perfect and I'm sure the binding helped a lot.

Kerstin said...

uhh, the colord binding looks awesome with the white border.
I like the backing fabric. good choice.

Karen said...

Love both of these quilts! You do amazing work, Jean.