Sorry I am so very far behind. I have been so incredibly busy at work! I actually had this step completed on time, but trying to get a photograph and get a blog post done about it was near impossible.
I have been thinking about how to bind this, and I have a whole bunch of red binding already made up and left over from another quilt. It's acutally the red with white flowers you see in the tree in the third row from the bottom. Score! I think I have enough to go around this quilt (and then some). I am so excited to be able to use binding from my stash and something that will go so nicely with this quilt.
I see some of you are adding borders. I haven't decided yet about that. Need to think about that some more.
I am sorry I'm behind on drawing names from Weeks 2 and 3 on Flickr. I hope to get that done today!
Are you ready for the next step?
Okay, the next thing we're going to do is baste the quilt and do your quilting on it. I think I will spray baste mine, since it's so small. I'm really stumped on how to quilt it, though. Any ideas? I know Linda is feeling the same way.
In the sample on Purl Bee, the quilting is just "in the ditch" between the blocks. I'm thinking about something that looks like garland on the tree blocks and something that looks like snow falling on the white blocks. What do you think??? What are you going to do?
Okay, so the idea is that we'll have this whole thing quilted and bound by October 7. So, the plan was to give you a week to get it quilted. I know some of you are doing larger quilts, however. So, what we're going to do is one last giveaway for people who are finished and have a photo posted on Flickr by October 7 at 11:59 pm. It's a secret, so just work hard to get in on the giveaway action.
We'll post Step 6 later this week (which will be to bind, label [optional], and get any kind of hanging sleeve or tabs put on).
Hope you are enjoying this quilt along! I sure appreciate all your help. I definitely would have procrastinated on this had I not felt like I needed to keep things moving for everyone. So, a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for helping me stay on task!
Can't wait to see what you're making!
Until next time,