As I was measuring my "Sister's Choice" quilt for its border, my eyes wandered over to my wicker work basket where my very first quilt was folded and tucked away. The "Disappearing 9 Patch" was composed of my very favorite fall themed fabrics. It was folded and set aside, because I couldn't make up my mind on a border. Enough procrastinating... The border will be black. I unfolded the top, measured, cut, sewed, and viola.
The finish to this quilt has been on my mind ever since the discovery of my newest obsession The Free Motion Quilting Project blog by Leah Day. Leah has inspired the designing artist in me to take a stab at some thread art. Her blog is a wealth of knowledge on the "how to" of machine quilting. Leah is such an inspirational quilter and human being. Her blog is full of helpful videos, and she has classes available for purchase on Craftsy. After a lot of reading, Kenna and I have decided to create some loose spider webs on the black border of this quilt. You know, the kind that cover the garden plants in the fall. *sigh* :)
There's been a little delay in the practice of free motion quilting, as I awaited some supplies to get Kenna and myself prepared: quilter gloves, a soapstone pencil, a darning foot, and a walking foot. I am so excited to take this next step. I have some mini projects planned for the upcoming week! :)
Here is a pic of my new work area in the front room. Due to the addition of the kitchen island, my oak table had to move to the front of the house. I am not a big fan of the heavy pattern to oak furniture. The table definitely needed to be toned down, so I folded up one of my garage sale quilt scores. (It is a hand quilted beauty that if I remember correctly was $10.00.) It makes a nice runner and adds a very homey feel to the front room. My wooden trencher fits in nicely after I darkened the wood with some instant coffee. ;)
Got to get some mowing done today. Hopefully, I will be able to get some sewing in after work tomorrow! :)