29 January 2013

Enchantment Progress 2

Tuesday became my Monday this week.  The kids were kept out of school Monday due to the weather.   I gave them each a couple of chores to do.  Which they did.  And that must have worked because I didn't hear the dreaded "I'm bored!" all day!!!!!

I worked on the two pillows for the Enchantment quilt set.  One is a 20" square pillow, matching the quilt by using some leftover blocks and the other is a cylindrical pillow, 8" x 16", made in the feature fabric.  Both have hidden zippered closures.  They are looking good!

I also got the backing ready for the quilt.  I used two lengths of the fabrics from the top, one is the focus fabric, the other an orange.  I then layered and pin basted the quilt.

Today, I set to work free motion quilting the pinwheel quilt!  I am always nervous when beginning free motion quilting on a large project.  But I had practiced my design the day before, when I made the two quilted pillows.  So I said a little prayer and relaxed.  It is coming along beautifully!  So close to finishing.... But it was bed time for the kids, so I had to give it a rest.  I have used white thread for the whole process; piecing and quilting.  Went through a lot of thread doing the quilting!

I have had the binding picked out since the beginning of the project.  And am looking forward to getting it applied to the front by machine and hand sewn to the back.  I just love look of the hand detail.

Best of all....... I will be using the second of my Sew Fresh Quilts labels from Spoonflower!

Can't wait to share this project when it's completely finished!!!!!!

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