Happy New Years!
I hope that you all had an amazing holiday season! I know that I did :-) It was very relaxing. We decided to have a low-key Christmas and New Years at the cottage this year and it was so nice! But, the weather was absolutely freezing here!
I spent quite a bit of time inside, by the fire, with a cold :-P So, what did I do? I worked on hand turning the binding on my Sew Kind of Wonderful Metro Medallion quilt!
Ta Da! All done and outside in the snow for some pictures :-D It was so cold that the quilt didn't even get wet from the snow - it all just brushed right off!
A close-up of the machine quilting. I decided to do a pretty heavily quilted custom that was very inspired by Jenny's quilting that she showed on her blog. I loved the way that she did the swoop in the grey and thought that I would try my hand at it. I found that it was easiest to mark the swoop instead of purely using rulers to get the spacing absolutely correct. It only took a few minutes and the results were much better.
I used 40 weight FilTech Glide thread in Pearl and Cool Grey 3 on the top and the pre-wound bobbins on the back.
Here I am peeking from behind the quilt while standing on the frozen Lake Kamaniskeg! This picture was actually taken quite a ways out on the lake and the ice was like glass underneath all the snow! And yes I am wearing a great big furry toque with ear-flaps - it was cold out!
So, this quilt marks my last finish of 2017! I think it's good to end on a high note! Did you accomplish what you had hoped you would? I started another Sew Kind of Wonderful project and finished the top at the cottage - that will be my next blog post! What about you?