I feel as though I’ve been writing about my Whirligig quilt for months. Well today, in between taking my daughter to start in a new class at school, washing the floors and visiting an old friend and her very new baby, I managed to finish the binding. And that means that it is really truly finished.
I love this quilt. I love the fact that it is bright and colourful to counteract the long, cold, grey days of winter. I love that I made it with scraps that had been languishing in my fabric stash for way, way too long and that a lot of them were frankly hideous but worked in a quilt like this. I love that I was brave enough to send it away for my first (positive) experience of professional long arm quilting. And I sort of love the fact that the first leaves are starting to fall off the trees and there is a touch of autumn in the air in the early mornings and it won’t be too much longer until I can start using it (although I would also be very,very happy if we had a long, warm Indian summer before the snow comes!)
As you can imagine, I’m now dreaming about what to tackle next. I realized though while I was searching for possible fabrics to bind the Whirligig, that I don’t really have many large fabric pieces. Which means that it’s looking seriously like being another scrap quilt; maybe another Carrie Nelson scrap quilt. But as I like scrap quilts best anyway and I’m sticking to my guns about not ordering more fabric, that is perfectly fine with me!
Watch this space!