Staying Connected #25

Happy September!

From Yoskyl … an interesting look at the history of the sewing machine … “an invention that has affected the very fabric of society,” as one commenter said. (Take a peek at the comments … they’re very punny.)

And Yoskyl sent this lovely quilting quote …

“Good friends are like quilts. They age with you, yet never lose their warmth.”

From Wendy W … I finished my collage quilt, this is the front …

… and I like the back too!!

Thanks to Yoskyl and Wendy for contributing to this post.

From Judy S … My SOSAH Day Project

This is the project I started — and now it’s finished!

A while back I made a scrappy log cabin quilt. I ended up with two leftover blocks (12″ x 12″) and turned them into tops for 12″ x 16″ place mats.

On SOSAH Day I started the process of sandwiching the tops, the batting, and the backing. I like to hand baste the layers of a quilt together. This slower process gives me the opportunity to contemplate, as I baste, how I want to quilt my project and what I could choose for the binding. Plus, it allows for more fabric fondling and overall wonder about how all these different fabrics ended up in my stash!

I found a good video for making a very narrow binding with 1-1/4″ strips. Lisa’s technique for joining the ends of the binding together is much simpler than mine, and she has some other helpful binding tips, too.

Here’s the link: How to Add Single Fold Binding to Quilts by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings.

Do you have a SOSAH Day project to share?

Out and about …

Mosquito Creek Trail, North Vancouver