I had the hardest time choosing my “A Lovely Year of Finishes” Goal for May and then I realized that it only made sense to choose the one that I already had everything I needed to finish. So even though this isn’t my oldest UFO/WIP, I’m going to be working on my One Big Cabin quilt that I completed the top for last fall.
The backing fabric isn’t quite wide enough so I’ll need to piece that. I hope to have that accomplished and be ready to start hand-basting this weekend.
When I was quilting my little Christmas Mouse wallhanging I really liked the way the hand quilting with perle cotton made the plum pudding and calendar stand out, so I’ll be hand-quilting around the squirrel, owl and racoon as well as adding some embroidered details to them.
I haven’t quite decided how to quilt the log cabin style blocks or the bottom border. But in the cream colored blocks, I will be free motion quilting leaves like the ones I practiced on my Sampler Table Runner.
The binding strips are sewn together so once the quilting is done, I’ll be ready to trim and bind it.
Finishing this by the end of the month is going to be a challenge because I have several other projects including some tutorials that I also want to get finished this month so I can share them here on the blog. Not to mention, we’ll be planting our garden as well. May is going to be a very busy month!