Fading Charms quilt top sitting in my sewing room. How do people start a project and shelve it? I couldn't focus with this thing in the corner whining to be finished. So I spent a good chunk of time last weekend quilting and binding it. All it needs is a label and a home.
It turned out to be a very scrappy quilt. I pieced the batting. I had tons of backing material, but some spots were faded. So I cut swaths of the least faded sections and put them together with some strips of charms. I really like how it came out. The green and blue thread I used for quilting was left over from other projects as well. After all that, my fabric drawer is still too full. I need to do another scrappy quilt (or two!).
I stitched-in-the-ditch around the white sashing and quilted concentric diamonds on the charms (it's barely visible in the photos). I had forgotten how fatiguing stitch-in-the-ditch can be. I took breaks because staring at the seams made me cross-eyed. The diamonds were a lot easier to do. I still need to create a label and sew that on, once I decide what to name the quilt.
My biggest dilemma is what to do with the quilt. I never intended to keep it. I have no need for a throw quilt since I have lots of beautiful afghans I use all the time. I'm sure someone will suggest to hang it on my wall. But I'd rather have it go to a home where it will be used and loved.