First, a few days ago, I got my first order from a store on Esty called Zipit Zippers. I'm not going to claim to be a serious critic, but let's just say, that unless I am in a REAL pinch, I may never buy zippers anywhere else. The packaging, attention to detail, hand written and ink stamped thank you's, bonus items. What a treat. Not to mention the color, quality and selection of zippers is completely dreamy. I will definitely be ordering from you again!
Second, I finished the binding on the Pixelated Heart Quilt yesterday and today it got a wash, dry and photo shoot on the neighbor's fence. This is a snuggle blanket, about 64"x69". I am disappointed that my whites don't match but other than that my seams meet up nicely and my binding has nice corners. Plus I love the colors and fabric. Most of the fabric is Cuzco by Kate Spain for Moda, including the pink geo print for the binding; hard to see in the picture. I chose a bright orange flannel for the back and quilted large flowers loosely with light pink aurefil on the Innova. I snuggled under this blanket a lot while I was sewing the binding on...it love it! And that's a WIP and UFO crossed of the list!
As far as the atta girl goes, I am very pleased with some quilting that I got done on my Bernina today. Some FMQ and some straight line. I always stuggle when I use this metallic thread, but it is soooo worth it. I was shocked at how well I executed the idea in my head of what I wanted the quilting on the petals to look like. Usually my quilting doesn't look a ton like what I imagine so this was a nice surprise. This is going to be a Christmas gift for a friend of mine.
I think that's going to be all for tonight. I did work on one other project today but it's TOP SECRET. Kimberly and I will be attending the meeting of the RMQG on Wednesday night. I will post sometime afterwards with our new mug rugs we will be bringing home!
Edit: Linking with Freshly Pieced