I have been working on this mini quilt for Jovita. This charming pattern was OODLES of fun to do! I made the scrappy background with fabrics I have collected over the years, including cuttings from an old baby blue sweater of my daughters. ( Nothing is safe around my house!) I hand stitched the piece to muslin and mounted that onto a nice red background. I love to free motion quilt, and thought a little prose would be a nice touch. I wrote what came to mind...My dreams meet me under the tree and gently swing me back and forth..
I had a swing in my front yard growing up in Chagrin Falls ,Ohio and actually the little girl in the pattern does look a little chagrined (?) Anywho, I digress..
After free motion quilting the prose I was faced with my old nemeses' ..BINDING and HANGING SLEEVES. These two things involve way too much trouble for this lazy quilter. BUT alas, I am making this for the woman who taught me the basics of quilting, the QUEEN of technique and the lot!!
So, I must bind and I must sleeve...and I am honored to do so!!