Friday, February 17, 2017

Progress.....

Yesterday afternoon I ditch quilted this colorwash wallhanging that I basted 2 weeks ago.  I chose the binding and hope I like it when it is sewn on.  I left 1/8" of batting and backing extending so I can sew the binding on with a 3/8" seam.  I also cut 2 backings and pieced one of them and cut one batting so I'm getting closer to more finishing.  

My begonias are blooming on the kitchen windowsills.  I think maybe I'll be able to keep them alive long enough to plant them in a pot for the porch in May.










I think I need to re-pot both of these groups of begonias.  The white one has been blooming all winter.  I think I need to pinch them back because they are getting a little leggy.  This weekend when it is warm I may take them outside and re-pot them there to keep the mess out of the garage.

7 comments:

Roxanne said...

We are also planning a few gardening chores for a nice weekend--in the 70s!

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

I love that binding I think it should go together really well.

Debbie said...

Great colorwash, and the binding will set it off. Thanks for reminding me to repot the begonia that has bloomed so well all winter.

Linda Swanekamp said...

I am not sure of the binding sew on. Do you use a normal size strip, sew to the front, then turn to the back? What is the advantage of the extra 1/8" inch? Just curious.

patty a. said...

Have a great weekend! I sure hope it is nice and the weather report says it is suppose to be.

Mary said...

You are making a lot of progress! Your begonias are giving you a nice preview of spring.

Shasta Matova said...

I make my bindings wider too, but cut the back even with the front. I like to make sure the sandwich is really secure. On my first quilt, the front has come out of the binding in places. I guess that making the binding wider my way does cut into the quilt a little bit, maybe messes up the proportion of the outer blocks, but I haven't noticed a problem with it.