Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sane Quilting Catch Up



























I have a few projects that are waaayyyyy behind and when that happens, I can't seem to focus on new things. I feel guilty about starting new when there is so much old. These quilts really deserve to be finished and will allow me to play with a different slate and new ideas.

My purple quilt is the one that got the binding sewed on today. I have never bound a guilt of this size before. I am trying to do this one by the book and I suppose that is why it has taken me this long. It has been on my table for 3 years off and on. It is close now. My first attempt at mitering bindings too. That was my sample miter that a lady at my old group in Milford showed me and I kept it for reference. They say that the binding not only looks better but wears better too. Now for the last bit of hand stitching it down. I don't know how the quilting on the back will show up. I just piece them (so far) and a girl I met here in Baraga quilts them for me on her longarm.

The batik bear paw just came home. It got quilted last week and now needs binding. I am a batik freak and love the way Cindy quilted it with the leaves. It looks really feminine.

I also finished sewing the McKenna Ryan BOM ( block of the month) blocks together today. I really need to get that one done as now it is turning into BOY (block of the year). Sighhhhhh...

It is hot and humid for being up north (90's) and from what we hear, unusual for so early in the summer. My kitchen window box is loving it though and the sweet potatoe vines are going nuts. I may have to take out a loan on hummingbird food, too. I fill two 16 Oz feeders every week. I have yet to get a good photo of them.

All in all it was a good day. I am going to be taking the next block out that I have now for the CQ RR. This is Carrolls. Both she and Wippy did fabulous on them and I need to make my plan and start early on it. God, I hope I get better at it as I love it so much!








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7 comments:

WIPPYSPLACE said...

OH MAN!!!!!! LOVELY and the one with the leaves?? if you need someone to give that one to, here I am :o)))
that one is right up my alley --even here in the desert....I love earth tones and mtns and skies and hills and flowers, etc,etc love the outdoors and you did some really lovely work regarding that....soooooas I said---I am ready and waiting if you need to part with anything ;o) great job! *~*CAROLE_WIPPY*~*

WIPPYSPLACE said...

ok--so they are bear paws! hehehehhee could be leaves!!! and the forest one--is that appliqué? doesnt matter--love them all *~*CAROLE*~*

Gerry said...

You've done some beautiful work. I really like your kitchen!

Susan said...

Your quilts are great. Are you using a double binding on them? That's what makes them last the longest. Your color choices are wonderful, too. Your quilter picked a nice pantograph for it and the pic shows up well. Or did you pick the panto she should use?

Charlene said...

Beautiful quilts! The colors must have been inspired by the great arrangement below the hummer feeder. Outstanding!

Jane said...

ANSWER for SUSAN... No double binding, that does make sense though, same application? And Cindy has a fine collection of pantograghs... she says the quilts "talk" to her for what they want and so far I think they have had good conversations!

Marissa said...

Beautiful, Jane! All of of them!
Marissa
:)