Saturday, November 28, 2015

Slow Finishing Frenzy

Well the frenzy has certainly slowed.  Only prepared backing for a quilt Nicky tested for me plus got the borders on Red & White quilt.  Life just gets in the way at times.  As well it's been rather warm this week and by the time I get home from work I'm drained and just want to flop with the air con on.  Mind you I'm chomping at the bit to get into some sewing.  Bought a pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew  - and found the last one I bought from her which I haven't made yet. Couldn't find it but finally did so tonight so printed it out and may pull some fabrics for it tomorrow.

The photo doesn't show the red very well.  Need to brush up on my photography skills.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

More progress

Well got out another almost finished project to work on.  While looking at it the temptation to make it bigger was great..............then I remembered the famous words from Brenda "Finished is better that Perfect".  And my aim is to have a lot of "Perfect" quilts within the next few months - if not weeks!  But I have to tell you Brenda that I started Dear Jane many, many moons ago and afraid I don't think it will ever reach anywhere near perfect.  But back to my sewing today.  I discovered I had a part sewn on border (so obviously I didn't measure my border or the quilt) and it was too short.  So I did what any self-respecting quilter would do - I just made it fit.  Had to cut off more than shown in the photo otherwise the next seam line would be on top of that join.  This entire quilt quilt was made in that manner.  I made blocks and it it didn't fit the next one I simply cut it and made it fit.  So I trimmed the quilt and hey look it fits****  So finished putting on the borders and now have to get the backing ready.  Think I'll just prepare the backing and wadding today.  I'm in the mood to sew today so I had better take advantage and get another "unperfect" quilt closer to perfection.

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Progress in Finishing Frenzy

Well got the quilting done on another little quilt.  My sewing group have made several quilts that will go to charity or people in need.  This was a little one but the quilting was rather intense so took a while.  The pattern is by Page Johnson and is called page-rainbow e2e.  Lovely pattern.

Also got my binding on Spiky and did some hand sewing on the Fairy quilt (which I should finish tonight).  So all in all it was a good weekend for progress on the finishing front!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Spiky progress

Woo Hoo Spiky (Stepping Stones) is on the machine and getting quilted.  Hope I get it done today as severe storms are predicted and the machine will definitely be off before they get here.  I'm on my third controller and they don't come cheap!

I'm using Spiral e2e by Nancy Haacke of Wasatch Quilting.  Love her designs.  So hopefully it will get quilted today and the binding sewn on ready to hand stitch.  Mind you I haven't finished the binding on the Fairy quilt yet and I do love to bind.  Been a bit slack this week with it.

Will have to go and see what's next on the list (not that's there is a written list yet, but I have written so many lists in the past I think it's time just to do and not have a written list that I can feel bad about later when I find it).