Using the bits I had cut and sewn on the last FNSI, my 10 year old son and I came up with these:
He did all of the quilting himself and alot of the binding sewing. We used this tutorial for the binding, seeing as I'd never sewn on binding completely by machine before: http://bloominworkshop.wordpress.com/2010/09/19/a-machine-sewn-binding/
Figured these things should be durable for frequent washing so opted to do it this way. It was not without struggles though as at first, we tried a decorative stitch to sew it down. Bad idea! Machine didn't like that. So we had to cut it off and try again; this time using the walking foot. Still took a bit of getting used to, but by the last one, think we had it figured out. The machine just didn't like the jean thickness.
The funny thing is, we worked to get them done in time for school ending on Wednesday, but I don't think he's going to be able to deliver them until the Fall. He came down with chickenpox! :( He's healing well though so there is still a slight chance he'll be able to go on the last day.
Now onto the next project which will be top secret for now as it's a gift. Then back to my PhD challenge projects. I know it ends at the end of June, and I wish I'd have completed more of my UFO's for it, but I'm happy with at least getting two done. And I still want to complete them before the year is done. That's my goal now and it has stopped me from starting various tempting quilt-alongs! So I'm okay with that.
BTW, is anyone else having troubles with their blogger editing tools? I haven't been able to use any fonts, colors, hyerlinking, etc for ages now. I found a keyboard shortcut to hyperlink that worked once, but now doesn't. Very strange! So that's why I've got all these links in my posts now. So if anyone can help me out, please do comment or shoot me an email. It's really annoying!
Thanks for dropping by!♥
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