True Blue is finished (yay!) and I must say, I'm kind of sad because I really enjoyed working on this quilt. It being my constant evening companion, as I nestled underneath it during the cool spring months; although hexie mania is filling the gap now. This is probably the most hand-quilting I've ever done on a quilt. Once my needle found its rhythm it traveled swiftly along ditches, pirouetted around corners, and dashed down straight-aways leaving happy trails in its wake.
I really like the Warm & White cotton batting. A lot, in fact. It quilts like a dream and makes for a nice light-weight old-fashioned looking quilt. Very flat, yet substantial.
The pink binding was sort of a snap decision. Having lots of pink binding on hand nudged me in that direction anyway. I always try and use what I have whenever possible. And the pink works well to soften the overall effect, I think.
OK. Quilt tucked under arm and ready for a lazy picnic by the lake.
Really ready. But first things first. The sewing room make-over is underway! New carpet is in. I really like the color--it's kind of a dark pewter with a touch of taupe. Hard to describe. The color description called it "moon stone"; just as ambiguious. Painting the walls next. I've decided on a neutral. After looking at over hundred shades of white (who knew there were sooo many!), I settled on French Canvas. It's soft and easy on the eyes and looks great with the floor color.
Being out of my HUB, with nothing in it's rightful place makes me all twitchy. I had to set up a sewing corner in another room. Not doing much but mending, but I like knowing it's there if I need it. And I do find it funny that it's taking four rooms, including a bathroom, to temporarily house all the stuff that came out of just one room. It's crazy. All this stitching stuff of mine.
See what I mean? Hoping to get everything back where it belongs very, very soon.