Camp Loopy July project status

Quilting is finished so time for a coffee break or lunch or something.

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Not the best photo all piled up on my table but I’ll take a photo once completed of course.  Nothing fancy in the quilting on this one.  All the striped and red sashings were stitched in the ditch, the main blocks have a four-leaf petal shape across them and the border is just a meander.    Now to see if I have enough striped fabric left or the binding.

In the meantime, as I was planning projects to finish quilting (after next month’s Camp Loopy project is done and the wedding quilt quilting is finally completed) I decided to check out one of the online shops that has a nice variety of wide backing fabrics – Backside Fabrics — no affiliation, just a happy customer.  The teal/yellow/green polka dot backing on this quilt, which you can just see a bit of at the top of the screen came from there.  So I check in on the website from time to time to see what’s new and on sale and couldn’t pass up these bright lovelies since I have so many batik on black or other bright colored tops to quilt.   Here’s the screenshot from my order – obviously I loved the one print so much I got it in both colorways.  Can’t wait to see these in person.

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As for my July knitting project I seamed the shoulders and set in the sleeve. Just need to finish seaming the side seams which are just clipped together — another perfect use for those binder clips to hold quilt bindings – they are great to hold knit pieces together for seaming.

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Pattern says to pick up some stitches along neck edge and then bind them off on the next row to finish off the neck edging.  I may just do a row of single crochets around the next to finish it off instead which will give essentially the same look to the edge.  Then just the buttons.  I need to pull some different yarn from the leftovers bind to finish the seaming since this sweater, like the other one I need to seam, are both single ply yarns and don’t hold up well to seaming so need to find something stronger.

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