The old dog, new tricks part of this is that I watched the Patrick Lose video on Youtube regarding bindings, and I learned a great new trick from him. I used his technique and I have four square, unlumpy corners on this wall hanging. I'm really pleased with them, which isn't usually the case with my corners! That's one of the things the judges commented about the last time I was in a show, so it's time I improved my technique. If you aren't happy with your corners, here's the link to the video. Very helpful - thanks, Patrick Lose! If he's ever anywhere I can take a class with him, I'm going to.
link. The free patterns are released the 15th of each month. They requested donations to St. Jude's Childrens Hospital, which I was happy to do. They've already exceeded $20,000 in donations, so everybody wins. I think this is going to be a really cute quilt.
I've gotten into the Modern Quilt movement a little bit, too. This is Fancy Foxes, a pattern which has been all over Pinterest and Instagram lately. The designer has some other cute ideas, too, so I think more of her patterns are in my future. The hedgehogs are calling my name! These foxes were so much fun to make, I'm sure I'll use this pattern again. Very easy piecing, and fun to pick out the fabrics for each one. I had five foxes left over, so I put them with some solid gray and made a second one.
This one looks even more modern to me, but I really like it. I was trying to teach myself to free-motion the woodgrain quilting. The solid quilt was the first one I did, and I decided the lines needed to be closer together, so I did that with the second one and was happier with it. Anyway, I have two new baby quilts to give away. I think the next one I make will have a couple more rows to be more of a lap size.
Now you're caught up on all the happenings at Troublesome Creek Quilts! We're on vacation this week, so some quilting and blogging is actually happening, along with some painting and decorating. We're having a lovely spring day today (finally), so I'm headed out to the yard to get some of the fall cleanup (that didn't occur) done!