What a busy week in the sewing room!!
First off, did you see my finish of the boys’ baby quilts?? You can find that post HERE if you missed it.
I stayed on a roll with finishing things. The Red Sampler quilt got a backing…don’t you love this??? I think it’s a perfect backing.
Then went on the frame next…
After that, a backing was made and the County Fair quilt went on the frame.
After that, a backing was made for Kelli’s quilt and it went on the frame.
My goal was to get the quilting done on at least one quilt each day while I was off.
I did pretty good.
Monday I did the two baby quilts.
Tuesday the Red Sampler Quilt.
Wednesday the County Fair Quilt.
Thursday Kelli’s Quilt.
Friday morning I was back to work but not before I was up early and put a backing together for the next quilt. Carver and Gannon were the only ones here for much of the morning so I could get the backing ironed. Here they are playing after it was ironed.
Carver moved just as I took the picture.
The next quilt that I am tackling is the batik charm square quilt I made a couple of months ago.
It was about a year or so ago that I promised myself I wouldn’t get behind on finishing quilt tops. I promised myself I would tackle them as I did them. These mostly just got finished all at once so it wasn’t really that I hadn’t been working on them.
I do have my double wedding ring quilt that isn’t quilted and I really wish it was. I am going to try to stay on a roll and do that one this month yet too.
Doing that many quilts at once was not the best idea for my shoulder. You might remember I have trouble with it from time to time. Machine quilting four days in a row is something that I really need to work to avoid as I am having trouble with it again. I think it’s just soreness at this point.
I did some piecing too. I got the borders made for my Show Off quilt. I did them leader ender style for much of the week and then I finally just finished them at the end of the week.
Next up I need to start sewing on the center of the quilt. This wouldn’t take long to make if I just sit down and sew on it exclusively but that doesn’t seem to be my style.
I am working on my Bitcoin quilt as well. I had a lot sewn together but realized that I needed to sew more strips together. I did quite a bit of that over the week. Anytime our adult children called on the phone I was either ironing or cutting the strips into segments.
I’m making mine bigger than the pattern and I’m well over half done.
I ended up pulling out another UFO…this is Garlic Knots. It’s a Bonnie Hunter pattern.
It was the July Dirty Dozen UFO I was supposed to work on and didn’t. I pulled it for something to do over naptime. I’m going to count and see where I am with this project.
I hate this part of UFOs…I don’t know why I don’t label them and count them before I put them away…UGH. I don’t know if I’ll actually tackle this or just pull it out and count. It sure would be nice to get it done.
I cut this one out long ago over nap times. It sat for a long time then last year I made some progress on it as part of the Dirty Dozen UFO but I never finished it. I’m starting to wonder if it’s time. The blocks are really fun to make…and I adore that border. If nothing else, maybe I could get the borders sewn together although it would be really nice to slide this one in as a finish!!
I know I am DREADING making the sashing for this. I don’t have a design wall and this project could use one. I have a more organized sewing room now so maybe I can figure something out. We’ll see. For now, it’s out and I’m counting and for now, that’s enough.
Did you notice that once again I have several projects pulled and I’m piecing on them?? That’s why I end up with four finished quilts all at once. Oh well, that’s how I work best.
Watch the blog. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be binding these quilts that were machine quilted and I’ll be showing them off as finished quilts.