What's stitchin' y'all?
I managed spend quite a bit of time stitching this past weekend and I must say it was pretty glorious to spend several hours stitching away at my leisure.
I got to hang out Saturday morning with my friend Sarah of Stitching & Bacon and we nerded out about fabric and quilts over coffee. Super fun to talk fabric with her as many of my "real life friends" aren't quilters. She was telling me about her 16-patches and how fun and fast they were, so the decision was made! Of course, I had to make one too.
Then when the mail came that afternoon and I saw the new HGTV magazine, I was inspired by the color combo on the front.
I had intended to go with pink, aqua, red and B&W low volume, but ended up nixing the red.
What do you think? I whipped out 12 blocks in an evening and pieced the 30 x 40 baby quilt together rather quickly.
I did start quilting this on Sunday, but due to a tension issue, have since picked the quilting out. Ugh. I really think a different backing would be better too, so I have a feeling I will be unbasting and rebasting at some point this week. I'll keep you posted!
Happy Sewing! :-)