Thursday, January 30, 2014

More Quilt Backs and One Finish

Woven Strings

I finally finished the binding on this quilt that I quilted quite awhile back.  Feels good to sit around with a quilt on your lap these days. Weatherguy said it was 8 degrees this morning - first time we've had single digit temps since 2000. 

Decisions, decisions. Three more to go.

Quilting Queue

Snow days are good days for sewing. Our road is a mess - not that I have anywhere I need to be until Friday morning.
I am on a mission to get backs made for all my finished tops.
Yesterday, I made a few more backs and bindings for some.
I have 14 in the queue right now (6 are small or baby quilts). I'll carry these down to the quilt cave when this snow melts.  Maybe today I'll get the final three done. Or maybe I'll just sew what I want!
Have a fun day!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Making Quilt Backs

This is the Nine Patch Plaid Quilt that I quilted in November.  I like how it looks.

Orca Bay quilt

Yesterday was our bee meeting.  I took the Orca Bay Quilt so that I could work on the binding.  I finished it last night.  Hoorah!  Tonight I finished the binding on the woven string stars quilt.  I quilted it a couple of months back.  I also have the Bunkhouse Braid quilt that needs the binding sewn down.

Friday evening I added the small border to the Coping Quilt.  It has I more small border and the a finishing  solid fabric border.

This afternoon I made backs for 4 baby quilts, and 3 large lap size quilt.  I still have 4 more quilt tops that are finished, 3 are full size and one is a large wall hanging. 

Tomorrow is Table of Grace at WUMC so there will be no time for quilting.  So glad the weatherman has offered up a warm day for us.  

Friday, January 24, 2014

Debbie's Quilt

Back working on the Coping quilt.  I put the inner border on and have made all the small blocks for the outer border.  Now I have to trim all 56 of the border blocks as I cut them all 1/4" too big (better than cutting them too small at least).

Cousins - 1969
We were looking through some old pictures after Gordon's Memorial Service and came across this old one  picture taken in 1969 at my mother's in Shinhopple, NY.  There were 17 cousins then -5 more were added later on. My brother's daughter, Linda standing in front of Gordon (in glasses) lost her life in an automobile accident when she was just 18. 
My niece, Debbie, sitting 2nd from left, was here for the service and I took the opportunity to give her a Jubilee quilt, shown below,  to honor her 50th birthday.

Exquisite Star - Pink
Tomorrow is our Undercover Bee Meeting.  It will be good to see everyone.  And I think we will have a couple of visitors who are interested in joining our bee.  I think I will take a quilt to sew down the binding so I won't have to carry my machine.  Stay warm.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Progress on Coping

This morning after my surprise guests left, I sewed 16 of my blocks into four larger units.  I also made 3 border blocks.  I think the pattern calls for 56 border units.

These four block units measure 17 1/2 inches each.  I only need nine of these units for the center of the quilt.

My Surprise New Year Guests

I finished Book I of The Secret History by Donna Tartt last night just before  midnight.  I decided not to stay up for the Times Square Ball Drop and went to bed.  The phone woke me up about 1:15 - All I could think was OH NO - NOW WHAT!
 It was John's brother Al - who lives just a couple of miles from me.  He and his wife had been to a party and were locked out of their house.  So they came over and spent the night with me.  An impromptu pajama party  - old folks style. 
 Kind of nice once I got over the scary late night call.
Happy New Year to All.