My 2016 row by row from Alewives Fabrics in Damariscotta, ME is finally done! I had the top done at the end of June and really thought I would have quilted it sooner, but it took awhile.
I love to go to Alewives Fabrics. Rhea and her crew have great fabrics, samples and patterns. They are quite busy in the summer season but her enthusiasm carries throughout the year! Rhea worked at Cambridge Quilts (where I also worked) when she was attending school in Boston. Her design and color sense are always spot on!
I really enjoyed quilting this.
- For the outside border, straight lines
- For the inner border, a wavy, rounded zig zag line
- For the sky and grass/hills, a wavy line.
This shows you a close up of the binding. I used a method I have used before and really like it from Sew Fresh Quilts. My only problem was I was really close on fabric and kept praying it would work – measuring it out was not an assurance that turning those corners would make it. In the end, I had about 6″ of binding left – a little too close for my liking!
It’s a simple table runner and I’ll use it in my Maine cottage. I was thinking of hanging it over one of the doors in the upstairs, but I might need 4 to do that, so I will think about that and what I have left of other row by rows OR repeat one.
In the next week or so, I’ll regroup on my UFOs. First, I must register two quilts for our guild in the fall (and finish one of them). I am really slowed up with the move, and my primary sewing study is a disaster. My goal is to have room to sew by Labor Day weekend.
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