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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Veranda and NTT

Happy Needle and Thursday, y'all!  It has been a super busy week around here.  My father-in-law got all moved into his new house, and we are so happy to have him just 15 minutes away.  Considering that he was previously almost 600 miles from us, that is quite an improvement.  We've been over there helping him unpack and get settled, but during the time I've been home, I was able to baste, quilt, and bind my latest quilt.  And here she is!

I'm naming this quilt Veranda, and yes!  I will be releasing a pattern for it.  I need to buckle down and finish up several patterns that are basically complete and just missing cover graphics, but I can't help but choose my sewing machine over my computer most days.  I'm planning some serious computer time to get those done this week.

I quilted Veranda with an allover paisley motif, which looks like scattered flower petals to me.  I think it fits the floral fabrics so nicely and adds plenty of amazing texture.

Since I used many more prints than I really needed in this quilt, I had lots of leftovers, and I put them to great use on the back of the quilt.  I used Kona Pond from my stash to finish off the backing, and I love the way the quilting shows up against it.

I opted to use even more leftovers to create a scrappy binding.  Scrappy bindings are the way to go if you want the binding to blend right into the quilt without creating an obvious frame around it.  Plus, using more scraps for the binding also means that I had only a few pieces of fabric to add to my scrap jars.  Yay!

Okay, friends!  Before we link up, take a look at these amazing projects that caught my eye from last week.  This lovely quilt top is by Gretchen's Little Corner-

Sally at Crafts, Cavies, and Cooking linked up this amazingly curvy quilt-

Margo at MY Quilts and Crafts shared her progress on this fantastic modern quilt-

This quilt by Jayne at Twiggy and Opal is subdued but striking-

And this string heart quilt was linked up by That Fabric Feeling-

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  1. I love your Veranda quilt. Beautiful fabrics. I can't wait for the pattern. I think Jayne's quilt is one of my favorites. Thanks for hosting.

  2. What a pretty quilt! So glad to hear you are getting your father-in-law settled in; I'm sure he's happy to be closer to you as well. Thanks for hosting the linky!

  3. Your Veranda quilt is gorgeous. And that string pieced heart quilt you featured captured my attention as well. Blessings!

  4. Your quilt came out great! That quilting pattern really set it off! I really like your highlights some of the prints you used. Nice job!
    Oh, by the way, yes, the sewing machine calls to me more than the computer as well! :)

  5. Thanks so much for sharing my heart string quilt. I do love how it came out so seeing it on your site made me smile all over again!

  6. Love Veranda. Cannot wait for the pattern to be released!

  7. Your Veranda quilt is really pretty, and it's even more special because you gifted it. I'm running late to all the parties these days, but it's good to see everyone's makes... and that the pandemic hasn't slowed making.


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