Bound! - Sweet Star Wars
Just one more step! Fortunately, Star Wars is pretty small (38 x 42 at last estimate) so after a marathon basting session while my husband was out of town, I was able to do a quick meander and get this quilted in about 2 sittings.
I tried my mother's trick of machine-sewing the binding on the back first, and then wrapping around and machine stitching the front. I have to admit, I was not terribly pleased with the results of this, because then all my mistakes were ON the front where usually I can hide them. But, live and learn. I may yet make an overlay for the corners to see if that helps any.
But while usually this would be the final step for making a quilt, in this case I have 2 more:
1) I need to attach a pocket for a rod on the back, for the wall-hanging option.
2) I want to hand-stitch "May the force be with you, Young [Baby S]" in the lower right hand corner.
No, I haven't actually hand-stitched lettering on anything before, ever, but I feel this particular opportunity is too good to miss.
FMQ Planning - Trick or Treat
Trick or Treat is basted and I am very excited to start the FMQ part, but first I need to make a couple of stencils: the current plan is to try to take elements from the featured fabric (shown in orange in the picture) and place them in each of the squares.
I think I'll probably spend longer making stencils than quilting, but hopefully the results will make the prep worth it.
-Ready, Set, Snow
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