... how bad would it sound if I said I finished FMQing this quilt before the holiday laundry was done?
If it doesn't sound too bad, then I confess.
But if it sounds horribly wicked ... forget I said anything. Kay?
Here's how it turned out.
I did my favored swirly twirly with the occasional flower.
Loving how the soft curves and loops of the top-stitching totally contrast with all the strictly horizontal and vertical lines of the piecing.
And the soft pink thread? PERFECT for all that white background and over-the-top pinky, flowery wonderfulosityness!
(But really ... was there ANY doubt about that?)
Now to the binding.
I had a bazillion options. I suppose I should have used up more scraps. But as much as I love scrappy binding, I thought it would have been too much here. (Maybe not ... total judgement call.)
I seriously considered a solid white, but decided against that thinking it would look too ... stark(?) against all the busy prints.
So I hummed and hawed my way thru my stash and settled on this happy bubbly dot.
Perfect colors, volume, and just plain ... happy!
Now for the rest of the week I'll be sitting outside on a grassy knoll beside a pool hand stitching the binding watching my kids swim.