i have a confession. i've been cheating on my vintage sheet inspired quilt with a new one. i know, i feel guilty. i try to work on only one quilt at a time but this time i've cheated. i blame it completely on lotta jansdotter. yep, it's all her fault. why did she have to come out with such a lovely line that i just could not absolutely resist making a new quilt for myself out of? it lured me over to the dark side. i quickly bundled up my other quilt and put it aside to jump head first into the frenzy of lotta sewing. the line - bella. the result? can't show you yet...hehe. but i loooooove it. i think it's my fave quilt to date. why? because it was completely spur of the moment and i just winged it.
sometimes my most favorite projects are the ones that are totally unexpected and not on my schedule or list at all whatsoever. it feels wild and freeing to do this once in a while. i'll just drop everything and immerse myself completely in something new and unplanned. i just lose myself in it and boy is it fun. even though i feel guilty for dropping my other quilt faster than a hot potato i feel that it's worth it to have this new baby to snuggle up under.
|how to sew binding roundup|
|1. rocky shore in schooner 2. scattered sand in seaspray 3. seaside stripe in seaspray 4. seaside stripe in warm grey 5. rocky shore in sunspray 6. woven in schooner all from bella by lotta jansdotter|
i simply love the feeling of getting lost in a quilt and watching the time fly by while i'm having a heckuva lot of fun. there is something so soothing and relaxing about quilting that i just can't put my finger on it but man is it good for the soul and oh so rewarding when you are done. i even have to admit that this is the first time i'm actually looking forward to the binding process. i usually detest it but have started to grow a fondness for hand sewing my binding. i sew the first side by machine and hand sew the binding down. this works great for me and i love snuggling up under the quilt with my trusty thimble. it's starting to become fun for me and i'm so looking forward to this evening. that is exactly what i'm going to be doing tonight. i can't wait to show you all the finished product and share the tutorial.
what quilt are you working on right now? do you love or detest the binding process? which part of quilting is your favorite? do you find yourself getting lost in creative bliss while quilting too? let's chat m'dears! it's monday and it's finally not raining here! yay!!!