In fact, I love it so much I was afraid to quilt it. I wanted to do something really special, but that just kept me frozen in fear. Finally, I decided just to go for it and I did what I felt comfortable doing; a simple meander. I did get a little crazy adding a few, random loopity-loops here and there.
I wanted the stitching to stand out a bit so I used a neutral, gray thread rather than plain white.
It turned out okay, but I really need to get brave and expand my free-motion skills.
I kept the back pretty simple. Just a plain fabric broken up by this stripe of fabric. Though, the colors in the stripe match the colors of the star on the front.
I bound the quilt with the same fabric I used for the stripe. It all came together so well. I'll definitely bring this to show at my next guild meeting.
And, just when I thought I was done canning...I was the victim of the dreaded produce ding-dong ditch. That's what I call it when I open the front door and find random bags of cucumbers and tomatoes sitting on my porch.
I know what you're thinking, why didn't I just throw them away. I mean, who would know?
Well, I would. I am pathological when it comes to not wasting food. I absolutely cannot do it. So unsolicited or not, if I find food on my doorstep, I simply must do something with it.
And, I'm just joking when I say dreaded. I think it's pretty cool to live in a place where neighbors share their bounty. I think the word for that is...community. I love it.