Since I got home from work, I have sewn it together, sandwiched it (for the nonquilters: put the backing and batting and top together)and began tying it.
I have not tied a quilt since the very first one I made 28 years ago. I don't like tied quilts, but was not willing to spend the effort to hand quilt something that will be at the mercy of the outdoor elements. Forget machine quilting - I've tried and I just make a huge mess.
So tying it is -- and I sort of enjoyed it tonight. I probably did a quarter of it so far.
I think I am going to bind it in ORANGE. That probably shocks many of you.
There is a method to my madness.
All of the colors I am using in the quilt are the same colors the flowers will be. Lots of bright orange flowers, red, yellow and purple. The yellow poka dot fabric has some orange dots in it. I did not have any orange fabric in my stash, but I found two packages of orange binding that I have had for YEARS. I mean, really, WHAT else would I ever use it for??? LOL
Does anyone reading this tie their quilts? If so, what do you tie them with? I used embroidery floss since I had that on hand. I think I used yarn in my first one.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.