This week I've been diligently working on the fall leaf wall hanging or mini-quilt--I'm almost done!
This afternoon I've been tackling quilting around each leaf, and then I'll quilt in the ditch around the orange border. I love the way the quilting is making it look!
At the moment I only have straight pins to use...all the real quilting pins are either in Sarah's Double Wedding Ring quilt or in my Postage Stamp Quilt (which isn't on the UFO list yet...but is fast becoming a candidate!).
It is quite prickly trying to quilt around leaves with straight pins biting into my hands and arms as I try to twist and turn this project. I may break down and buy more pins--with three quilters in the house they'll always be put to good use.
Here's the front with the orange binding not attached but placed so you can see what the final result will look like:
I should have taken the picture the other direction so you could better see the three extra leaves I appliqued outside the border...mostly to cover the hole I accidentally cut in my fabric. They are at the top right corner area--two purples and an orange. This mistake turned out better than I thought!
And below is the backing fabric which I won in a giveaway on a blog last year. All the colors are amazingly the same as the front! I'm not sure what I would have done with this fabric anyway...it was the perfect size for this project...just what you see here!
Hopefully, I can finish quilting and put the binding on early next week. Yay! Another finish...almost!
Also, I wanted to publicly thank Susan over at Blackberry Creek for her recent UFO Blogger giveaway. I was her winner, and here are all the goodies she sent me: bundles of fabric, 5 patterns, notions, and two wonderful quilting magazines!
You can find more UFO participants this week linked over at Blackberry Creek.