And now the end is near ....
Regrets, I've had a few
But then again, too few to mention.
I did what I had to do
And saw it through without exemption.
Yes there were times I'm sure you knew
When I bit off more than I could chew....
I've loved, I've laughed, I've cried....
The records show I took the blows
And did it my way.
With apologies to Frank Sinatra my end is near. Or rather the end of the #behemoth, the artist formerly known as the #coulterweddingquilt.
As of today the binding is on. All that remains now is to slip stitch the binding on the backside, bury my ends and maybe do a little more quilting. It is difficult to see when enough quilting was enough. I thought if I actually finished it and laid it on a bed, then I could tell. To be honest I am not actually sure that the quilting looks as it did in my head. Quilting is not my forte. I'm hoping I'll lay it out and go, yes, that's it.
As I used the dark blue spotty binding in the rear of Snowflake Shimmer, I called in to the Paragon and to buy some more. Some things are meant to be. Not only did I get parked right at the door, but I saw a sea glass blue green spot in this Rose and Hubble fabric. This was waiting for me. It was meant to be. I'll have a metre of that, thanks very much.
I had toyed as well with the idea of scrappy binding. In retrospect that would be too fussy. This aqua marine blue green, blue is perfect.
Whilst I was there, I spotted another tiny blue star fabric. Tiny blue stars look a little like snowflakes on a shimmery night. My Snowflake Shimmer's backing is a little short top and bottom, rather like myself. A metre of it found its way into my bag too. And you never know, there might be enough left for the binding.
No there's not! I trimmed the top and bottom down, so it looked like a deliberate band top and bottom, not just that the fabric didn't reach. You see, I have done this before. I added in the aqua spot as well, I still need a little more. This Snowflake Shimmer is bigger than it looks. You know what? I don't think there is enough left for the binding. The ladies in the Paragon will be asking me to come to their Christmas Staff lunch.
So, that was my stash in and my stash out, all in the one weekend. My other totally selfish purchase was I downloaded Lucy, The Charm About You, stitchy pie needle case. It's really sweet, there have been some lovely versions appearing in blogland, both fabric and embroidered.
In the meantime, again back to Lucy. I have made a few more Liberty hexie circles. I tend to make these on a Saturday night, watching tv en duo and joining in with #Saturdaynightcraftalong with Lucy and The Charm About You. I think I have about 30 or so of these now. It must soon be time to start putting them together. I have my Liberty stash all stuffed in a small clear plastic bag, I know, sacrilege. I still have some fabrics I haven't hexied. (is that a word?)
It's a busy week between one thing and another, so probably not as much done as planned. I'm fairly sure now that the #behemoth won't be finished by Wednesday as planned. I wanted to show it off to my aunts and uncles on Wednesday. This little Miss Show Off will have to content herself.
All the best,
linking up with Molli Sparkle's Sunday Stash