Happy to say that I've managed to finish 2 projects on my list for September. The first one is the Hampton Ridge BOM quilt that I was working on as a shop sample. I enjoyed working on this quilt and love the more vibrant colors of these reproduction fabrics.
The mitred stripe border adds so much interest to the edges of the quilt and went together a lot easier than I had expected.
Here is a picture of the quilt top.
It's not on a flannel wall but hanging from a wire - which is why it looks a little "drapey". A good size, this quilt finished at 88" x 88".
Check this club program out at your local quilt shop. If they don't carry it you can find it HERE.
My 2nd finish is actually an older UFO. I designed the top nearly 2 years ago while recovering from rib surgery. The quilt is called Acorns & Oak Leaves and was sewn by hand using a method called Reverse Applique'. I machine stitched a simple bead border around the outside edges to add a little bit of structure to the design.
I'm ashamed to say that binding is NOT my favorite part of quilting which is why this piece was neglected for so long. Finally, I stitched the binding to the front of this quilt. I'm looking forward to hand tacking it to the back of the quilt today so I can display it the entire Autumn season.
I hope you've all had a happy & productive month of sewing as well!