Are you getting pretty excited about St. Patrick's day 2016? Me too! I want to give you a modern green nine patch quilt update. Now don't get too excited, it's not finished. But it's darn close!
When I posted last time, I had just finished the back. Did you miss that post? You can check it out here!
I started quilting at the light end and with light green thread. You can see that I made free motion 9 patches and free motion Shamrocks. And by free motion I mean not at all perfect, just more or less.
After two and a half rows of quilting with the lighter green thread, I redid the bobbin etc. and changed to a dark green thread. If you have a Longaram you know that changing the thread is not so easy.
It takes a fair amount of time and some Longarm quilters will charge you extra for two threads. I gave myself some extra cookies, seemed fair to me.
I did a bit of quilting here and a bit there and by golly, I got it all done. That last row is always pretty exciting. I have to take care not to go too quickly.
I loved having my machine all tuned up. No tension issues. I repeat, no tension issues! Bliss!
The same night I finished the quilting, I finished piecing the binding! Woot woot! Stop, there's more! I also ironed it and attached my continuous binding including the final diagonal seam. No ripping! I was on fire!
If you would like to read how I do my bindings, click here. It's the twist when you are attaching the two ends that is the secret to success.
And now I am doing my favorite part of the quilt, attaching the binding by hand. You can see my handy clover clips keeping the binding safe and secure.
Last night I started sewing while I watched the hockey game which did not end until 1:15 am! Exciting and long game with a great ending. Know what else was wonderful about the game?
I got lots of binding sewn on!
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