Sunday, December 28, 2008

Nearing the Finish Line...

Yes, there has been quilting going on, even though it is the holiday season. Hot outside yesterday and today (sorry, folks in the Northern Hemisphere!) so it was a good time to sit inside under the ceiling fan and work on the Ten Wishes quilt. Got the quilting finished yesterday, and today I made the binding and got it machine-stitched on. Isn't this fabric a perfect match for the quilt? I don't think it misses out on any of the colors in the quilt!
One more pic of the quilted top, just before I put on the binding:

And best of all, the binding fabric was from stash, too, which means that aside from the batting, I bought exactly zero fabrics for this quilt. Embarassing, isn't it?!

And in other news, I finally finished these little ankle socks I've been working on for a few weeks. The Crystal Palace Panda Silk was a dream to knit...a mix of wool, silk and nylon. It's Grumperina's Jaywalker pattern, only with a short leg part so I can wear them during our hot weather with sandals. The socks are actually a matched pair, although the left one looks smaller in this cameras do funny things when you're shooting down on objects, don't they?

Christmas was just lovely here...after a rocky start. Very grey and cool and threatening-looking when we woke up, but it cleared around 11AM and was absolutely gorgeous. We were able to eat lunch outside...ten of us, and a fabulous time was had by all. Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, too.


Libby said...

Love the quilt - the binding is just perfect . . . . and always my favorite step in the quilt making process *s*

Sounds like a great Christmas - weather and all *S*

Lazy Gal Tonya said...

Wonderful fabric for the binding. Where does the baby girl live that this was made for - US or Oz? Not that there isn't another choice... I can see how Christmas doesn't have quite the same feel for you - looks wonderful and sunny there!

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