Sunday, June 12, 2022

Half Way

I spent last Thursday to Monday FMQing my 2016 Quilt.  It was finished at 6am on Monday morning.  Most of it was done using rulers but there is some non-ruler work in there.  After finishing this, I am so much more comfortable with working with Red (my Machine).  The quilt is 84 inches by 92 inches.

The halfway is the binding.  After 6 hours of stitching, I am halfway around the quilt.  You can see in the above picture the binding not yet done.

Wool batting was used.  I love that batting for its light weight, warmth, and texture.  (Kid quilts and runners get cotton batting.)

Binding is what I will be working on this afternoon and evening.  Hope to have it finished soon and then the toss in the wash.  

My morning will be spent in the gardens.  I don't know that I will ever be caught up there.  It is 49 outside this morning.  My tomatoes are not happy.  They want the warmer weather.  I am enjoying the cooler nights and days in the 70s.  (But I would like to eat tomatoes from my garden this summer.)

Linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.  Enjoy your day.



  1. That's a beautiful quilt! I really love the colors in it. FMQIng it sounds like a big job! Enjoy your binding sewing.

  2. Beautiful quilt! I don't think my garden work will ever be done either. Unfortunately this past week I have had to deal with 90-105 degree weather, and I can only work outside a couple of hours in the morning!

  3. Your quilt is beautiful. I especially like the wavy quilting in the borders. We are dealing with rain today and temps in the 60s-70. Same as yesterday. Enjoy your gardening and binding stitching.

  4. Thank you all for your kind words. This quilt is the 2016 Craftsy BOM by Lynette Jensen. It was available as a kit, and I just loved how it looked so I bought it. It was all pieced and sandwiched in 2016. I even began to FMQ but stalled. I am so glad that I told self to finish it.