Wow! July just completely flew by, didn’t it! Here’s my continuation of the Oh Baby Island Batik Ambassador Project…
In case you missed the previous ramble concerning choosing the fabrics and piecing the project you can catch up by clicking on this link.
“In our last episode” my little quilt was on the design wall needing only three more seams to complete. I made quick work of it recently during my Sunday sewing (after church). Before too long it was ready for the longarm.
I love to take photos of “hot off the frame” – after working up close and personal with a quilt stretched flat on the frame it is fun to drape it over the leader bars and see how the light reflects off the texture of the quilting.
Since this was a personal quilt I wanted to be sure to add my signature butterfly as well as my initials plus the year in the quilt. Kinda my quilted label so to speak.
The quilt top was quilted by the end of Sunday, but the binding wasn’t put on until Monday 7/31 – talk about meeting a deadline!
Today (Monday) has been a very very busy day – my 2nd Island Batik Ambassador box arrived late last week and I had plans to have my videographer (aka my oldest son) come over today to film the opening of said box…part of “the big reveal” was to include a round up of the projects done thus far with Island Batiks….I literally finished the binding on my July project as he was setting up the cameras! Watch for an upcoming post and link to my YouTube channel to see the presentation. In case you missed it, here’s the link to my first “unboxing.”
After the filming, I took the baby quilt outside to photograph full view as well as next to the baby quilt my grandmother made me as a newborn. I found it rather fitting that July is also my birthday month so in a way this little quilt not only honors my grandmother but is my birthday present to myself.
A new month, a new project – the August challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors is “Quilt As You Go” – I’ve got a neat project planned but won’t be starting it until my next Sunday Sewing….in the meantime, check out all the other Island Batik Ambassadors’ blogs as they too are rapping up the month. Links can be found here.
This is Karen Overton, The Quilt Rambler, Barely Under the Wire on the Oh Baby July Project! Can’t Wait to Talk to You in August!