Simple City by Carrie L. Nelson (in A Touch of Rosie Quilts) using Beach House fabrics.
It’s quite incredible how quick quilting with the Bernina is when she’s happy and co-operating. I now know to stick to good old fashioned basic 100% cotton threads and then….blissful quilting….no other words for it. I had the whole quilt quilted with happy little loops in a couple of hours…well, OK, maybe two and a half. because
I’ve just finished the binding. What do you think of the pink? It needed some colour and I didn’t have enough of a matching green in the stash. I’m quite pleased with the pink binding though.
Have I ever told you how much I LOVE sewing on binding – especially sewing it down by hand. That’s very happy work in my book. I love seeing the crisp, tidy edge. (Sad I know, but there you go….!)
Rachel’s mum asked for something in soft colours for this quilt – and that’s certainly what Rachel is getting. It actually looks paler in the photos than in the flesh. It’s not a knock your socks off quilt, but it’s soft and delicate, pretty and old-fashioned. I hope Rachel will like it for her birthday. She’ll turn 8 in December, so I have a little time until it needs to go winging it’s way off to rural France.
Until then I shall stroke it and enjoy it!