Thursday, December 31, 2015


Nicky sent me a link to a interesting post and I decided that this is for me.  Every few years I seem to join something like this but never get too much finished.  So decided to get a list together for this and to my surprise/horror I have about 22 quilts that need to be quilted and bound.  Not sure how many I have in the making stage (not a great deal I'm thinking but then 22 was a shock).  So I'm on holidays at the moment and decided on a Quiltathon so that when I come home from work and too tired to go and sew I can sit and do the bindings.  Put one on yesterday and finished it today.  Threw another one on that dates back to the early 2000's and did that in a flash.  So have loaded another and it is started.

Some I would like to do custom work on but have to be realistic and decide if I want them finished or to hang in the cupboard for another 10 years of more.  If I don't finish them I should just give them away.  And it's a great feeling to have them finished.....I feel like I have permission to make something else....but not yet.  I'm really in the finishing mood so will keep going till that passes.

This one has been hanging around for years and years.  Finished binding it a few days ago.

Next one was a mystery quilt from the Fat Quarter Shop years ago....2009 I think (This is half the quilt).  Have started hand sewing the binding to it.  Quilted Baptist Fans on it - has to be one of my most favourite patterns.

 Nicky and I had a sewing day this week and I made the borders for this one.  Compared to the others this is a "New" quilt - only made about 2 or 3 years ago.  It's quilted and waiting to make the binding.

Eons ago I went to a teacher seminar with mary ellen, Kay England and an Australian teacher who for the life of me can't remember her name.  This was her class on colour.  Made in the early 2000's and I don't have binding for it.  Back in the days when I made a quilt and worried about the binding later.  Now I make the binding when I make the quilt.  So have no idea where I'll find something to bind this with.  And I just recently used that border fabric for a backing on the Fairy quilt $%*@

And on the maching at the moment is another fairly "new" (within the last 5 years) snowball.  Doing a panto I just purchased from Keryn Emmerson.  Bought a couple from her so thought I would try them out.

1 comment:

Vagabond Quilter said...

Wahoo! You're on fire. Good on you!!