Yahoo!! Check this out. I have another quilt finish.
That pile of my finished quilt tops that weren’t getting quilted is getting smaller and smaller. A blog reader suggested that I do one every three weeks to get them done and then I’d have them done by the end of the year. That’s a great idea but totally not me. I HAVE to strike while the iron is hot. When I’m in the mood, I have to keep going with whatever it is for a long as it lasts.
Right now I am in the mood to finish getting these quilt tops finished and that is EXACTLY what I’m going to do. FINISH THEM ASAP.
While my sewing room is not completely set up, it’s a great time do work on these as the quilt machine is set up and easy to use even though everything is still in a bit of a disarray.
It has felt so good to tackle these.
Here’s a peek of it from the book… Notice mind is a little different. The center of Bonnie’s starts with dark prints…mine with neutral.
I think that all happened because I made mine bigger.
I did a blog post about sewing the braids that are on the border. You can read that HERE. If you’ve not sewn braids before, you might enjoy reading the post.
I finished this when we had our retreat in 2018. I think it sat because I thought I’d likely keep the quilt so there was no hurry to finish.
This quilt is a real testament to my love of scrappy quilts…and of course red.
I’ve been binding these all immediately after they come off the quilting frame. I’m bound and determined I don’t want a backlog of quilts that need to get bound. I don’t want to trade one backlog for another.
This one got a teal/blue colored binding. I initially wanted the same red but I am out of it and not other red was quite right. I thought the teal/blue would work. I certainly wasn’t going to go shopping. No way…we can find something here that will work, and I think this did.
The backing was from a blog reader. I thought this would be perfect for a “Bricks in the Barnyard” quilt with the barns on the fabric so I pulled a piece of my backing fabric and put it donation box and kept this piece for me.
I love quilts that are very geometric. I love barn-raising quilts.
I used the hook and bump quilting motif and am glad I did. You can find a tutorial on how to do the “hook and bump” HERE. It turns out good. I used a light brown thread on the top and a green on the back.
No worries…I didn’t forget a Rosie picture!! Here she is peaking out from the quilt when it was on the quilting machine.
I think it’s such a cute picture!!
If you’re counting…that means I only have two more quilt tops to finish. I am going to get right on the next one. I want them done!! It’s going to happen.