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Design Wall Monday – March 21, 2021

The wedding quilt is off the frame and trimmed.

Binding has been made.  I’ll find out later if I need to cut another strip of the green.  I don’t remember if I measured the purple or the green when deciding how many strips to cut and the purple was ever so slightly wider.

While I was working on the binding, I had the long arm running computerized E2E designs on 2 customer quilts. I have 3 more to do, but I plan to wait until I get the binding done on the wedding quilt before I load the next one. Once I pull the drawer out on the sewing table there won’t be any room to get by to the long arm.  But before I do that I have to clear the table.

There was enough space to make the binding, but there’s no way to bind even a small quilt until the table is cleared off.

See what others are up to over at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts for Design Wall Monday.

Finished (or not) Friday – 2/19/21

As the deadline for my 1st Personal Challenge of 2021 looms, progress is being made.  This is the 3rd of the 4 blocks in this set of blocks for my sister in law.  I was on track to have the last block made, but apparently wasn’t paying attention when I was cutting the fabric and got my turquoise and pink swapped.  Since it will make a difference to the design, I need to cut more fabric.

Binding on the wonky dishes quilt is proceeding. During the evening the cats took turns briefly sitting on lap. It wasn’t until the 3rd cat got on me that things slowed down.  Although she wasn’t on the quilt, she was sitting in such a way that it was making it difficult to see what I was doing.  I suppose it’s fair my goal was 40″ and I was at about 48″.

Tonight I plan on pulling out the Alphabet BOM and making my final plan.  Tomorrow is the Guild’s Zoom Sew Day and I hope to make progress on the top.

I’m linking up with Alycia Quilts for Finished (or Not) Friday.

  • 350 Challenge February = 42
  • 350 Challenge Cumulative = 98
  • Easy Breezy = 111

 

Binding in the Arctic Blast

Since I closed the door between the sewing room and living room, the air flow in the house is not optimal.  I knew it was cooler in the sewing room vs the rest of the house, but I didn’t realize just how much cooler.  62.2 degrees fahrenheit – and this was around 2:30 PM!  I’m going to be glad when this Arctic Blast goes back where it came from.

It’s entirely too cold to spend any time in there. A friend offered the use of a space heater, but there simply isn’t any room to safely use one in that space.  It’s warmer in the rest of the house — although I admit to wearing a hoodie with the hood pulled up around my ears.  I’m using the time to guilt free binge watch Deep Space 9 while I work on the binding.  I turned the first corner and I’m about 15″ down the first long side.

The Binding Begins

I cannot believe I’m hand stitching another binding down. I don’t think I’ll be finished by next Tuesday, but I’m going to show the quilt anyway.  I would love to get a snow pic, but with any luck by the time I’m done with the binding the snow will be melted.

Yesterday I was in my sewing room cutting the strips around noon.  I didn’t have any lights on because it was bright enough with the light streaming through the big picture window. At one point I walked into the kitchen to put my lunch in the microwave. I opened my refrigerator and the light was out.  I looked around the kitchen and realized the power was out.  The rolling blackouts had started – only I didn’t know that’s what was going on.

I called the power company, they said it would be another 1-1/2 hours before power was restored.  I sent an email to my bosses at work via my phone to let them know I had now power, fixed lunch and sat down to eat.  In less than 20 minutes the power was back up.   On the news they said the outages in our area were up to an hour.  This morning as I was looking at the clocks which I had not reset, sure enough they were about 45 minutes off.

My power had been off for about 25 minutes by the time I noticed it.  Had I been anywhere else in the house other than my sewing room, I would have noticed immediately.

Finished (or Not) Friday – 1/22/21

No new pictures, as Thursday evening was a long night at work. So here’s a recap of what I’ve accomplished in the last 7 days.

Runabout Bag by Lazy Girl Designs. I was able to cross this off my 2021 Personal Quilting Challenge # 1.

Not thread and needle, but I made a Mardi Gra mesh wreath.

I’m well on the way to finishing the 3rd quarter of the wedding quilt.

I just have one short end of binding to stitch down on Moda U.

  • 350 Challenge = 35
  • Easy Breezy = 96

I’m linking up with Alycia Quilts for Finished (or Not) Friday.

Turning the Corner

Monday I was off from work, so I spent much of the day in the sewing room.  Strips of fabric were turned into HST. HSTs sewn into pairs and pairs sewn into broken dish units. Once I finish these broken dish units I’ll be ready to stitch up the next 16 blocks for the wedding quilt.

Hand stitching the binding on my Moda U quilt was also done. I turned the 3rd corner and just have another short size plus a few inches past the 4th corner to go.

  • 350 Challenge = 35
  • Easy Breezy = 96

The Binding Continues

The binding continues on my Moda U sampler.  Friday night I stepped away from my sewing machine specifically to work on the binding and I think I over did it. Going forward I think I’ll just plan on going as far as one, maybe two lengths of thread will take me.

 

Tuesday’s Progress

There was a bit of binding while  I watched Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist and the second half of The Lion King.  Then I got up and went to the sewing machine.

All of the lavender HSTs are sewn and pressed.  I’ve even started assembling the broken dish units.

Tonight I’ll review my Final Countdown Challenges to see where I stand.  I think it’s a case of progress is made, which is definitely a step in the right direction.

  • 350 Challenge = 15
  • Easy Breezy = 92

40 Day Challenge – Day 40

Day 40.  I have one of the pieced borders done. Although I have enough HST to get all but 6″ of another border done I hit a wall when I discovered that I do not have enough fabric for the inner and outer border. At that point I started second guessing myself a 3rd or 4th time on how I plan to do the borders.  All I know for certain is that I need 1 3/4″ inner border before the ribbon/barber pole border.

Possible color options are light gray, dark gray, black, neutral, or a blue.

I have to buy more fabric in every situation except for the neutral – and I think it causes the border to float too much.

A brief recap of the last 40 days:

  • Bound 7 quilts
  • Added a label and delivered an overdue quilt
  • Caught up on my Star Studded BOM
  • Quilted & bound the log cabin quilt
  • Hemmed 8 pairs of pant for my niece’s wedding
  • Made 5 pillowcases
  • Completed the center of Frolic

The challenge kept me going and I’m pleased with what I accomplished. If I can figure out my border situation I’ll be able to knock the rest of the list out in the next week or two. I cannot plan on keeping this pace up.

 

40 Day Challenge – Day 1

I have the binding attached to the customer quilt.  This quilt is 96 x 107, so there is a lot of binding to do. I’m using Susie’s Magic Binding which means I should be able to finish it tonight.