Hurray! I finally quilted and put the binding on my saltbox house sampler quilt. The top has been done a good while. Probably three years. Why I waited so long to finish? I don't have a good reason because I do love it. The pattern is by Country Quilts. The designer has several patterns available that have saltbox houses, a favorite of mine. The designer lives in Canada.
The quilt is made almost exclusively from brushed cottons. Both front and back. It is going to feel so toasty warm to cover up with.
I tried taking pictures with the quilt spread out on the living room floor. Something about the angle I hold the camera for the shots gives me blurry photos. I am no camera expert. I finally got my husband to take a couple minutes out from preparing dinner so that he could stand on a kitchen chair and hold the quilt.
I must have left the camera on when I last took photos because it worked fine then and it was dead as a door nail today. My husband purchased a battery for me earlier today plus a spare. Now I am back in business.
I started working on an older UFO yesterday evening. It is a Jan Patek/Linda Brannock pattern. I had started hand buttonhole stitching the different elements with black thread. I didn't do much hand applique at the time. I have too much done to take it out and machine applique it, so I am plugging along with needle and floss and working on finishing it. It was almost half done when I picked it up yesterday evening to work on it. I hope I can keep my interest going on it as I really want to finish the quilt. It would be a good feeling.
Time to get busy. I am so glad that you stopped by for a visit and please stop back soon. The door is always open.