Thursday, November 20, 2014

Progress......

Well, the Little T got the final quilting stitches in yesterday in the car line. I quickly threw a binding on it but have not hand stitched it to the back yet. I plan to take it with me to bowling and get the binding finished this morning.

I added some borders to the orange peel mini quilt. I think this print gives it that 'aged' look!


I also got these blocks finished and all put together yesterday! It is 48x 64....I think that is a good size snuggle quilt for a young girl..... or should I add a border? Kathy - I used 4.5 inch strips to make the flying geese which finished at 4x8 using a flying geese ruler (Fons and Porter). My 16 patches were made with 2.5 inch squares. I'm thinking a scrappy color binding for this one.



Now to press Celtic Solstice and get it rolled to the boards for pinning. I need to cut the backing and batting and it is best to do that when everyone is away from the house (school and work). One week to get that baby quilted. I'm thinking circles a la Kim Diehl. Fingers crossed that it will go smoothly on such a large quilt. It did well on the 60x48 one I did but this one is 82x82.......

We had a hard frost this morning.... so the weathermen were one day off! Good thing I had covered everything Tuesday afternoon... and kept it covered. The kids had fun scraping the windshield this morning ( a novelty in Florida!). Hoping all those up north getting all the snow are careful driving and shoveling all that snow. We are back to 'normal' temps in the 80's this weekend. Thank goodness =)




17 comments:

  1. Wow...you are moving right along!

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  2. Great progress this week!
    So strange to think of going from frost weather to the 80's!! That is a real shock to the system!

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  3. I'm amazed with what all you get done with 2 small kids! Mine are older and I still don't get anything done. LOL! Love your quilts. I have always wanted to do the "T" pattern.

    Have a wonderful and Blessed day
    Kristie

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  4. I really like how the Scrap Jar Stars came out using gold background fabric!

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  5. Thanks for the heads up about sizes. Now to go see if I have enough fabric to make those flying geese. ;-)

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  6. Deb, Love your little T near finish... amazing what you can do while waiting on kids and bowling...love that you take your quilting with you... good luck with all your decisions and goals! Kathi

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  7. I like your little quilts, but I really like the stars. Tucking that idea for future use. Good luck quilting the Celtic Solstice! I'm sure it will look fantastic.

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  8. I love all your quilts. They have turned out great. Have fun quilting your Celtic Solstice. I still have to finish piecing mine!

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  9. Good work! It sounds like you've been very productive.

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  10. I also love the scrappy stars. yes, I think you should do a border- how about a tan/gold that you used in the star blocks? then with a scrappy binding, that will really pop and look great!

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  11. you are a dedicated quilter! At the bowling alley?? so funny. LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  12. Wow, things are really coming together, I like the look of the star quilt - my vote is for a border.

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  13. You have been so productive! Nice work. We didn't have any frost here - but we did have to wear jackets this week. It wasn't easy to find them! So glad it is warming up again. Those stars are great! What a fun way to put those 2.5 inch squares to work.

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  14. Your stars are so showy. Great job getting all those projects to the finishing stages.

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  15. Love your bright stars, it's going to be a beautiful quilt. Good luck with your quilting plans for next week.

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  16. I really love that little blue T quilt. The borders frame it just right. The Scrap Jar Star would look best with a scrappy binding. You're on a roll.

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  17. Fun scraping the window...I had to laugh. How you can concentrate on stitching while bowling made me chuckle too. I know I wouldn't be able to do so.

    Yes, the stars would make a great quilt for a little girl and is just the right size for a snuggle. I know most of the quilts I make for kids for donations they ask for at least 40x60.

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