Saturday, February 6, 2016

Binding time on Hugs and Kisses!

I took the last few hand quilting stitches on this quilt on Saturday afternoon while watching Finding Nemo. I  made and added the binding last night so I can work on hand stitching the binding on this quilt tonight.

Hugs and Kisses
I remembered to add a triangle to the corner for the label and everything! This is my first big quilt that is hand quilted, but it won't be my last!


I'll have to flip a coin to see what the next hand quilting project will be - trip around the world or  The Century quilt.

Until then, I prepped the first three appliqué blocks for the free 1857 Album Quilt Along over at Sentimental Stitches. Nice gentle curves and big pieces is a nice change after lots of little parts last year with the midget appliqué blocks. Instead of the red, green and cheddar I plan to do green, purples and yellow.


Saturday after Emily was Mona Lisa in France at our Thinking Day 

we headed home for Aidan's birthday party with his grandparents down here in Florida. We had a nice game of Chinese Checkers which was a gift from his Grandparents in Vermont. Thanks Mom and Dad - we had a great time playing. 

Today is the boys requested birthday meal out - he wants to go to Steak and Shake! After that lunch, Grandma is taking the kids to the movies and  I'll pack my bags for a drive over to Tampa for a couple of days of training. Now you know why I wanted that quilt finished this week - so I can bring it with me for binding work at the hotel! I think the sewing machine will come with me too as the bottom of that box of appliqué  has the cut out parts for a heart baby quilt. Some nylon netting and my crochet hook will come with me also - to make some scrubbies for Mom and me.




13 comments:

  1. What a pretty Mona Lisa and Chinese Checkers was a favorite of mine as a kid. Enjoy your binding stitching and congrats on the finish! :) I have the first 1857 done and the second one prepped and am already 'behind' a lot of quilters that have already started on this months blocks. I will probably stay behind too, lol! :)

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    1. I have no problem being behind on this with you Deb! Life happens and you have so many other applique projects in the works.

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  2. Hugs and kisses looks great! So fun to be at the binding stage! Have a good time stitching at the hotel this week. Sounds like you have lots to keep you busy!

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  3. H&K is just lovely--how great to be binding at last....enjoy hugs, Julierose

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  4. Very nice job. Enjoy your binding!

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  5. OMG Steak and Shake is my hubby's favorite! Whenever he goes anywhere they have them he chows down--eat something yummy for us. Hugs and Kisses is stunning!

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  6. Hugs and kisses looks great. Enjoy your binding. I have always enjoyed Chinese Checkers, That looks like a really nice board. Have a good week.

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  7. Look at you! I am so proud of you for finishing your first large hand quilted quilt! Looks fabulous and I hope you had as much fun as I do. Sounds like you are definitely hooked!!! Yah!!!!

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  8. Yay for hand quilting! Great job! I would be more than happy to have a birthday meal at Steak & Shake!

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  9. Do you machine stitch the binding on? How marvellous to be at the binding stage. Great progress.

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  10. Congratulations on finishing all of that hand quilting! So exciting to be at the binding stage of this wonderful quilt!

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  11. Great job on the finish. I'm taking my sewing machine on my work training trip this week as well. I hope to get a lot of HST's done for another quilt.

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  12. Great finish! Enjoy your binding time as you ponder your next project.

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