Shiner was our first English Setter who taught me the value of "stopping to smell the roses" ... or in her case swimming after a duck, chasing a worn-out frisbee, or hunting down the RIGHT stick thrown in the woods.
We should all enjoy life as much as Shiner did ... so I choose to look through Shiner's View ...
Monday, January 28, 2013
First commission quilt ...
Nervous, because I have never done a commission quilt ... also because these are good friends ... I didn't want to 'screw it up' ;-).
This is quilt #1. My instructions were "Chevron stripes (whatever that means) in grays and white with some coral and teal". I ran across Salt Water by Tula Pink on Pink Chalks Fabric where Kathy has matched the prints with matching solids ... makes life SO easy when you order on line!
Rachel's zig-zag quilt binding tutorial ... have no idea why I would try it any other way going forward ... SUPER easy and overall looks great!. The binding is mostly Metro Living Circle, but I did put in a strip of Kona Coal as seen in this image.
My very first label ... I looked at a number of different tutorials for labels before deciding on this solution. It's a Super Fine Sharpie on a piece of cotton that is put in place with some Heat N Bond and then ironed into place.
Hope you guys are having a happy week!
All the best