The Purl Bee on a herringbone stitch and so I tried it out, using this iridescent shimmering blue yarn that I bought at Artfibers. The tutorial asked for circular needles and seemed quite difficult at first, so I thought I wouldn't be able to do the stitch with regular needles. Thankfully, a helpful follower left a comment on the post on how to knit with separate needles, involving the use of a doubled up knit and purl stitch. I am a fan of simple and mindless stitches that involve NO pattern.
Finally, I received my quilt back from New Pieces Quilt Store. I'm very happy that I made the decision to get my queen-sized quilt machine quilted by a service. I choose I simple meandering line that added a subtle touch to the quilt without overpowering the nice patterns and fabrics. While I was there, the ladies had suggested that I choose a yellow thread that complemented and tied in the mustard yellow color scheme. It's such a small detail that I absolutely love and makes my first quilt that much special. I am currently hand sewing the binding on and cannot wait to have it finished on my bed! So many thank-you's go out to the helpful ladies at New Pieces for being completely supportive and helpful while I was there choosing a pattern. They really know their stuff and the store has such a wide variety of fabrics. It's probably a good thing that they're located in far away Berkeley or else I'd be buying fabric everyday!
I hope your projects are going along well and that you all have a wonderful Memorial Day!