Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Finally a Finish

Oh, boy. It's been quite a while since I posted!  I took a little break from blogging and sewing this summer to focus on keeping the kids busy. We had so much fun swimming, playing, and visiting with family!  Now that school is back in session, I'm ready to get back to the sewing machine and my list of WIPs. 

I've been working on my latest finish for quite some time!  It is a miniature of my pattern, Honeybee Heaven and I am so thrilled with how it turned out. 


I decided that instead of machine quilting this one I would use some blue and yellow perle cotton thread and hand quilt around the honeycomb shape. 


   

I also wanted to incorporate some colorful thread on the binding. I machine stitched a skinny binding onto the back of the quilt and then hand stitched the binding to the front by using the yellow perle cotton thread using a big straight stitch. (I just went through the front layer and did not stitch through to the back.)




This mini is getting a special place above my sewing machine and I'm hoping it will be joined by some quilt friends soon!





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