|Cotton thread sample|
|Circle quilting -- two sizes|
I chose circles as the filler because the dots in the background fabric and because the circles reminded me of the pattern in my daughter's china. She also has crystal that has circles accented decoratively on the pieces. This table runner will eventually be gifted to her. I quilted smaller circles next to the pieced hearts and larger circles in the border. The process proceeded without challenges. I used a polyester pink thread in the bobbin. The color of the thread worked best with the backing fabric.
I quilted around the fabric print in the small red and white print. I quilted a few hearts and the word "Love" in the small light pink hearts.
The backing fabric is a scrap from a skirt that I stitched for my oldest granddaughter a couple years ago. She will quickly recognize her skirt fabric!This heart pattern is from Cluck Cluck Sew. The pattern is under the free tab and is the multi-sized heart pattern. On the main page is a new free and cute heart pattern called Love Struck.
Workshops covered bindings. Single fold binding was discussed. I decided I would reacquaint myself with this technique.
|Pressing the fold into the binding|
|View of the front and back|
In Oregon, a seven month old tested positive for the virus and died the same day in Umatilla county. Previously, the youngest person in Oregon to die was a nine year old. The media reported that the seven month old had underlying conditions. In spite of the sad news, hospitalizations as well as infections are down in Oregon and across the country.