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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Closer to finishes...........

The seams are all sewn on this alternate version of Soul Searching.  It has come out almost square like the first one so I will probably add end borders on this one too.  It is 68" x 72" right now.  It was rectangular in the design stage but with only 9 seams vertically and 35 seams horizontally, it shrunk a lot in one direction.  It would make a nice large wallhanging but not for my house with 8 ft. ceilings.
I also finished the quilting on the last border of this Streak of Lightning zig zag and pulled out all of the basting and trimmed the edges.  I don't want solid black for the binding so I have some searching to do for the right color and fabric.

Here are two of the last three cactus blooms.  I'm sure they are probably done now and in another month I will be able to put them outside for the summer.  Since I have so many they will have to go out on a rotating basis.

14 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

I was outside most of the day so no sewing here. Looks like you are making great progress. Chris

Beth said...

We are supposed to have a glorious weekend! Oh such a problem to have.... rotating plants outside, especially after the long, very cold winter!!! YAY~!~

Mary said...

The original version of Soul Searching is beautiful, but I think I like this alternative version even better.

Christine said...

Wanda, what color thread do you use when you ditch stitch? Do you ever use invisible poly thread?

suemac said...

Love the border fabric. Hope you enjoy your nice weather.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

great progress on the quilts - love them.

Needled Mom said...

I can see where the 9 vs. the 35 seams would make a difference in the shape of it. It looks beautiful.

The cacti will love going outside for the summer.

karen k said...

Beautiful! Love the colors. I wasn't aware that you put the cacti outside for the summer. I always thought they were put in the dark or something like that.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Beautiful quilts, Wanda! Love the color! My big cactus just started budding again. I'm not complaining!

Vicki W said...

Soul Searching looks great!

Purple Pam said...

I really like your Streak of Lightning quilt.

Jean said...

This one is turning out so pretty. Love it!

Brown Family said...

With that striped border, what will you choose for the binding?

Charlotta said...

I know I would do the obvious and conservative thing and use a black binding. But I'm sure it'll be a lot better with something else - outside the box - can't wait to see what you choose. I love that quilt!