There are all sorts of things laying about my area in the midst of mid project. Pictured above are some placemats that I made over the weekend. They still need to be bound. I’m rusty on bias binding, so I’m using the tutorial over at Generations Quilt Patterns. If this goes well, I’ll be willing to tackle the binding on my Double Wedding Ring.
I sure hope 3/4 of a yard will make enough binding – there’s no way I can get any more of that fabric. I suspect I’ll cut this binding will be narrower than my usual 2-1/2″.
I’ve also started marking the cable into one of the borders on Eeyore. I have the sides and bottom to mark then I can start quilting again.
Then it will be time to decide if I’m going to go with straight or bias binding — which I suppose will also depend on how well the first two projects go.
At least I don’t have to worry about not having enough fabric – I have at least 2-1/2 yards left.
Percolating in the back of my mind are the pillowcases I need to make. The one above for a quilt I’ll show towards the end of the year; Eeyore; and a pair for the DWR. I really need to make one for both of my Ladder to the Star quilts, along with labels for all of the above.
A few weeks ago I started working on the backing for the Treadle Scrappy Trips. I want to match the seam, so I’ve started pinning it together.
I need to clean up my cutting table. That pile of fabric in center either needs to either be put up or I need to come closer to finalizing the quilt pattern – given everything on my plate I think putting it up will be my best bet.
Then there are the shirts. Not only do I need to deal with these now that they’ve been washed, the box standing on end under the cutting table contained washed shirts too. Looking at that pile and knowing it doesn’t take that many shirts to kill a stash report kept me from the thrift shops yesterday.
Finally, there’s the snowmen family block from the Christmas BOM. This is one of the two blocks I have left to finish before I can finish assembling the center of the quilt top. The pattern called for appliquéd arms, pipe and nose and I decided they could be embroidered. Since I had finished the quilting on the DWR before Stitch & Chat, this is what I worked on. It’s gone back into the busy bag for another time.
I need to just work on this one bite at a time so I don’t stall trying to figure out what to do first. Stay tuned to see what I get done this week.
In the meantime, check out what others are doing by following the links over at Patchwork Times.