Thursday, February 28, 2008

Inspection time

I'm getting ready to walk over to the townhouse to meet the inspector. I'm going to take a tape measure with me and check out a few measurements. It's just 1.5 miles so it will be a nice walk over and back and I was hoping it would snow but other than a few flakes when I took Chesty to the park earlier - nothing! Hopefully nothing bad will come up on the inspection - cross your fingers!

I finished the quilting on this donated top from Annie this afternoon. I used Mountain Mist Cream Rose for batting but although it's a very nice batting, I won't be buying another roll. It just doesn't have the same loft as the Hobbs 80/20 and it's more expensive. I like the texture and definition that the 80/20 gives to quilting.

I know it's hard to believe but I don't have a fabric that works for the binding of the top I quilted earlier in the week so I decided to use some leftover binding bits and do a scrappy one. There's a lot of orange in that quilt so I'm thinking about cutting a few strips of orange to throw in but I haven't decided for sure.


Quiltdivajulie said...

I, for one, love scrappy bindings... the more the merrier! Have fun with it.

p.s. love the "improved clamshell" design.

Pat said...

I think the orange will add just the right about of 'zing' to the binding. I'm sure it will look great!

Judy L. said...

Oh, I feel bad that you don't like the batting!

Sue R said...

That clamshell pattern is *so* cool, and yours looks so nice. I like that almost as much as the baptist fan.

meggie said...

I think the orange would zing too!
Love the quilting.

amandajean said...

I love the string quilt! I have yet to try to make one, but after seeing all of them that you linked to, it is quickly climbing to the top of my list! :)