I'm spending some time today sewing the binding down on my grandson's birthday quilt...
I know people like doing the binding, but I'm not one of them....but it does mean the quilt is almost finished!
I tried quilting it with wavy lines which seems to be popular lately and I do like the effect. I don't know why it's such a difficult thing for me to do though! The last third of the quilt certainly doesn't look the same as the first third....I think I was finally catching on to how to make it look a bit better. I find it hard to make the wavy lines look "random".
Once it's done I'll give it a wash with some colour catchers to see if I can get rid of the marks on the quilt, of which you can read about HERE.
I hope to find time today to do some prep-work for more applique.
I finished another block this week for Simple Folk.....
I was a little nervous of the execution of this block, but I love how it turned out in the end!
This week I also tweaked a couple of blocks that were bothering me. I switched out the purple leaves on the upper block that seemed to blend in too much, and I changed my swans. I'm much happier with the results....
On a gardening note.....I think this is our second year attempting to grow garlic, if not our third, and we finally have success!
How funny though....I'm not one to like pictures of myself but this garlic made me so happy I think it really shows in the picture :)
A nice harvest, and will try to grow more next year.
This week I'll watch some YouTube videos so I can learn to braid the garlic.
Today I am linking up with Kathy for Slow Sunday Stitching.
Have a wonderful Summer's day and try to stay cool!