So my fun assignment today is to start piecing the binding for my first quilt! While our husbands are at a Broncos game on Sunday, Katherine and I are going to complete Miranda. I still haven’t decided quite how I want to label her… I’m waiting to hear from Huckleberry how she does hers and I’ve seen how Grandma does it… just can’t decide yet…
Denise, Katherine and I are headed down for a shopping/girls day out tomorrow, when I’m hoping to get all the fabric for my next quilting adventure!
Here’s a picture of Miranda, as I picked her up from the long-arm quilter lady. I folded the unfinished edges underneath. It’s actually a pretty big quilt, bigger than I had originally intended…I think it tuned out to be pretty close to twin bed size.
I’m kinda surprised at how stiff she is, but I’m hopeful that she’ll soften right up in the wash. I can’t wait to get this completely finished!
So in other news, we stopped in at The Yarn Studio in Minturn while in Colorado. What a fun, little place. I think we were in there for an hour or so. It’s a very small shop, but lots and lots to look at. I bought some gorgeous fall colored ribbon yarn to finish an edging on a shawl, but sadly, it doesn’t match at all… Gonna have to find something else to do with it… I started this shawl last fall and when it was long enough to start trying on, I realized pretty quickly that it wasn’t going to be wide enough for my liking, so I back-burnered it for a year. I brainstormed with the lady at The Yarn Studio and I’ve decided to pick up all the stitches on the long sides and add a seed stitch border until the entire piece is the width that I want it to be…then maybe a yarn-over row that I can string a pretty novelty or ribbon yarn through. I think it’ll look really special when I get it done…next year. lol
Guess that’s it for today. I’m going to go get my sewing machine out and get busy. We have a fun full weekend, with shopping on Saturday and football games and crafting at home on Sunday. (It’s going to be a perfect day for staying in on Sunday too…high of 40 and cloudy.)
Hope you have a great, fun weekend too.