I know what is under my needle but I don’t know what’s under yours……..please comment in the box below. We’d love to know : Are you quilting? sewing a garment? Making more face masks, scrub caps? Just a one liner would be great to hear what you are sewing.
I’m doing quilt binding on another UFO today – using the Janome Quilt Binder set. I have made a video for you which you will find on our Janome Life You Tube channel. So much easier to show and tell how to use this piece of equipment than write a long Sunday “epistle” here so please click below and watch the video.
The quilt above is the one I am going to bind. It was a piece of fabric that is hand dyed and stamped with little African motifs. I purchased it while in South Africa quite a few years ago on one of my visits. I was born on the sub-tropical East coast of Southern Africa (a climate very similar to Hawaii) and both my children were born there. I also spent 5 years in a neighbouring country, called Namibia, just above South Africa on the West Coast, where I lived in the capital city (Windhoek) as well as literally in the Namib desert on the South West African coastline (Swakopmund). We used to joke that our kids had the biggest sandpit in the world to play in just beyond our garden wall. It was a magical place with some of the highest sand dunes in the world and the most amazing sunsets – which probably partly accounts for my love of orange and purple!
The fabric was a panel which I cut up and set into a sort of pumpkin orange fabric (also a hand dye from South Africa) with sashing and borders. I added the spotty batik border around that. I call it my Wonky African quilt. Lots of African art is very organic so I specifically brought some “wonkiness” into my design.
All of the quilting was done with my walking foot. Melissa (our new Janome Canada artisan and walking foot quilting expert) …are you proud of me?? Some of it was quilted with straight stitching. Some was done with decorative stitches including my favourite serpentine stitch.
I added some yarn couching between the main body of the quilt and my outer border with a mutlicolour yarn to try and echo the vibrant colours in the little stamped motif blocks.
BTW……..(need to speak just for myself here) I really do not care if you are still in your pj’s! It is Sunday; we are requested strongly to stay indoors and we are social distancing (ie no visitors are going to drop by). SO, who said pj’s are not allowed? You did? …… well, you just got out-voted! LOL.
And a quick reminder that we have Instagram Live presentations coming up this week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday – all on sergers……more info early tomorrow.
Don’t forget to drop a note below about what is under your Sunday sewing needle today!