No border and no binding on this one. I am finishing it with buttonhole stitches in red.
The back side is all the same golden flannel that my sister gave me a long time ago. I've used it just a little bit in the crumb quilt because it is not a nice flannel. It is stiff. You know the white on white fabrics that are not nice; they feel stiff and painted on? Well, this flannel reminds me of that. It's not soft and the little print feels painted on. But it is perfect for this project as it will be against the floor and I'm sure the floor won't mind. :^)
Does removing basting threads from little hexies count as Slow (reverse) Stitching Sunday? I do need to remove some paper pieces from this quilt. Hope to do some of it today but I do have a lineup of more interesting thing to do.
As the day progress and temperature rises, I will move from my "outside" favorite sewing room to my "basement" sewing room and thread a few kilometers on Take 21.
This quilt is really progressing slowly. I have a feeling it won't be ready for his birthday. Oh well, that's life and it's okay.
I am also machine quilting for the first time and what a wrestling match it is!! Didn't expect that, silly me!!
"Where I come from" aka the crumb quilt is under the needle, getting stitched in the ditch. I did 7 lines of quilting last night and this morning, my right side is in pain. I am a lefty and to work a big quilt made of flannel (front and back) through a little Janome took a lot out of my right hand, arm, shoulder, upper back, neck, you get the picture, which are not really used to this kind of workout. I am sure many of you can relate. I will survive and laugh about it one day... just not now.
Hope you enjoy your Sunday as much as I will do mine. I'm hopping to Kathy's place to check out what wonderful projects are being worked on today. It's my Sunday's indulgence.
Until next time ... SMiLE ... it's painless.