Today is What's Leah Working On Wednesday so let's check into the studio to see what's going on...
I'm happy to say that I'm finally getting the binding on the Australian Shadows Quilt! I have an appointment with my photographer tomorrow so I have to get the rest of this stitched down by tomorrow morning!
This is very unlike Josh who is a human magnet for sharp needles. I swear we can be sitting down and my quilt will have one single pin in it and Josh will get poked. Needless to say, he doesn't like sitting with me when there's a work in progress on my lap!
I'm using this hand binding time to watch a selection of my favorite BBC shows on Netflix: Top Gear, Dr. Who, and Torchwood. Apparently we now have an US version of Top Gear, but it looks like something straight out of Idiocracy. Not my cup of tea...
This morning before jumping on the computer, I jumped on my machine and stitched out the flower designs on this Flower Bouquet Quilt:
I'm so happy with this I could dance a jig! I knew the Center Fill flower designs would look great in place of appliqued flowers, but I'd never actually tried it out.
Having stitched these 5 flowers, I'm even more in love with flower designs! All of the designs I used are fairly simple: Loopy Flower, Spinning Daisy, Super Daisy, Sunflower, and Woven Flower, a design I haven't posted yet.
I can't wait to fill the rest of this quilt and see how it's going to finish up! I'm probably going to use an Independent design for the background so it's easy to wiggle around the flower and stem shapes. I don't want the thread to build up too much in the background or it will distract from the flowers.
I haven't decided what to do in the vase or the border yet, but I've gotta say this is the most fun I've had making a wall hanging in a long time!
I'm off to quickly bind, then get back to quilting. This is so much fun!