In my previous post I mentioned that I wouldn't be undertaking anything significant until Zoe's quilt was finished. Well, I sat down and began quilting it last night. I had stitched two lines in the ditch when the globe on my sewing machine blew. So it was all over before it had really begun!
All was not lost. I tucked myself into bed and hand stitched the binding on to the back of my pieced Christmas ornament. I am so pleased with it! I cut a length of pink ribbon that would not only work as a hanging loop on a Christmas tree, but also on a door knob. Not everyone decorates a tree at Christmas time (though I imagine my friend would welcome some Christmas adornments in her home), so I wanted some versatility built in.
If I were to make another I would cut the binding strip slightly wider at 1 1/2". The 1 1/4" was just a little too snug for my liking. The finished ornament (minus the hanging loop!) is 4" x 5" or 10cm x 13cm. A teeny, tiny quilt!
|The pieced back.|