You may have seen this hand-stitched project on a previous post. However, it was set aside while I worked on Rhett & Scarlett in order to meet several quilt show deadlines.
So here I am again stitching with yet another time-sensitive (Easter) project. Lol! I should be fine as I have refreshed my knitting skills this past week while viewing Knitting Help free videos. The ears are completed.
Later this afternoon I shall be knitting while watching the Masters golf tournament. Spring feels so good!
If you are a fast knitter and are interested in making a knitted bunny rabbit this upcoming Easter week, the pattern is readily available for a quick download on Ravelery. The designer's website is Little Cotton Rabbits. So so cute!
P.S. New blog name (Happy 2 Stitch) is forthcoming. Please note all above links and referrals are totally unsolicited as I enjoy sharing what I learn in blogland.
My 1800s repro fabric quilt named Rhett & Scarlett is finished. Yay! Cable stitching and binding was completed this past week due to all the encouragement from dear fellow quilt bloggers!
During bits and pieces of free time today on Kathy's Slow Sunday Stitching, I will begin to blind stitch the sleeve on quilt back which is required for hanging purposes at the shows. I learned how to make and add a proper sleeve by watching an AQS video by Bobbie Browning.
Two fabrics were auditioned for the binding.
The matching fabric that was leftover from borders and alternate blocks was chosen. I had barely enough to make a straight narrow binding. Phew! I like how it blends in and due to the print, the binding basically disappears thus creating a clean smooth edge.
Later this week, I hope to do a more detailed posting of binding along with a full photo/reveal of quilt. R&S will hang better after full sleeve is added. AQS quilt submissions require a full front view photograph.
There are several reasons why I personally choose to enter quilt shows. It is not for competitive reasons as I am an average quilter.
It movitates me.
It gives me incentive to finish.
It challenges me.
It is a way to share. I love to attend quilt shows and if no one enters their quilts, there wouldn't be be any quilt shows.
It is fun and rewarding to have a quilt displayed amongst award-winning quilts even though my quilt is a few aisles over.
It gives me an excuse opportunity to attend and maybe travel to a quilt show.
Should you have a finished quilt or an almost-finished quilt, please consider showing your quilt. Online applications take just a few minutes (once the quilt is photographed).