I started blogging with the intent to journal all the quilts I might give away. I wanted a record of my makes that I might not get to see again.
A byproduct of that record is that I have date and time stamps for more than just the projects I give away – my work-in-progress pile is there, too. There’s no rewriting history and using a bad memory to say, “oh, I don’t think this is more than a year old.”
This Aerial Quilt mini from last spring won’t win any awards for oldest WIP, but it really shouldn’t have been neglected for so long. I had a bad run on a long arm with this thing last summer. I had some bird’s nests with the thread and then I was very unhappy with my quilting (I should have used a ruler with the approach I was taking). I did a lot of unpicking and abandoned the project.
But now it’s done! There are times to stretch ourselves and try something new, and there are times when we need to settle in with our routine and do what we know – and maybe love – best. For me, that’s some simple straight line quilting.
I did try a new-to-me binding method where you sew the binding to the front, wrap it around to the back, and stitch on the front in the ditch to catch the binding in the back. It was a disaster, and I’m not in the mood to capture that mistake. It’ll have to suffice that I need to practice that method more before I use it again. For now, this will make a great table topper or maybe I’ll put it in my craft space for a while.
Pattern: Aerial Quilt by Carolyn Friedlander
Binding and main fabric: Jelly roll of Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander
Front border fabric: Peppered Cotton in Charcoal by Pepper Cory for StudioE
Linking with crazymomquilts.