This is the quilt I left on my longarm while waiting for more thread. Yeah, it's quilted! So, I thought I had saved a piece of the wine colored fabric to use for the binding on the edge of the quilt. I can't find it anywhere. :( I know as soon as I finish it with something else I will find that piece, but finish I must. I made a trip to Quilt Cove to try and find something that might work. The ladies working at the shop were very helpful. Here is what we came up with, I had my heart set on the wine color which is not easy to match.
I also bought some backing fabric for my glow in the dark block of the month. I finished piecing it this last week. So, I didn't get it completely done for my son's birthday but I will wrap up the top and give it to him today and put it on the longarm tomorrow. It is all straight lines, squares and rectangles so I need to use curves when I quilt. Still not quite sure what I will do but hopefully I will be inspired as I put it on the machine.
Here is the fabric I bought at Quilt Cove for the back.
I had to finish the quilt on my longarm so I would be able to quilt my son's quilt. My flag was finished yesterday. I bought a pantograph by Patricia Ritter of Urban Elementz to use on the stripes. I read somewhere this pantograph is often used on Quilts of Valor. Once I get caught up on my own projects I plan to do some quilts of valor. The words on it are courage, bravery, honor and valor interspersed with stars.
I am thinking of using this fabric for the binding.
I didn't make any more of my Dear Jane quilt this week but all in all it was pretty productive.
Have a creative day