With a bit of planning a long weekend provides a great opportunity for me to get a few things done without having to concern myself too much about cooking meals. It helps that the weather is warm as that means salads and fresh fruit are the go, as well as being easy to throw together.
Our guild makes Isolette Covers for some of our local hospitals, I decided to try my hand at making one and I think it turned out quite well. I used a pillowcase binding for the cover and made a thin border on each side which gives the look of a binding.
I did a little bit of ditch quilting on the front and the batting to hold it together before I did the pillowcase binding. Once it was turned I quilted a simple grid over the rest of the quilt using a this Aurifil variegated thread, it blended in well with the fabrics on the front.
I sandwiched the Trip Around the World quilt top and have started quilting it. My plan is to quilt a line across each square one way and then quilt the other way. At the moment I'm eyeballing the spacing but I have a tendency to drift off the line so I might have to do a litle marking or use some masking tape. I hope to have this quilt finished in time for our guild quilt show in July, fingers crossed my hands hold up, I must remember to take plenty of breaks.