Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

Category Archives: Rowquilt

The Row Quilt is Finished!

Last week I prepped the binding so I could start putting it on when I got home from Butler Sunday afternoon.  I took a nap when I got back, so I only got the binding attached.   I finished sewing it down (on the machine) during my lunch break, then tossed it into the wash.  I pulled it out of the dryer as I was leaving for quilt guild  (what an amazing program by Sally Collins — I think I want to do a small/miniature quilt now).

This evening, just before I lost all daylight, I  had my husband hang the quilt on the gutters — I’m no longer allowed to do this since I fell off the ladder in the spring cleaning the gutters.

Since he was out there with me, here’s a picture of the backing –ignore the stuff in the garage:

Finally a closeup of the quilting — it’ won’t win any awards, but I’m very happy with it:

Cross a UFO from 2005 off my list!

It’s Quilted!

This afternoon I drove down to Butler and used the HandiQuilter 16 at Rocking Chair Quilts to quilt the row quilt.

The batting is Warm & White.   I used Güttermann 100% cotton 50 wt in the top and a Superior prewound bobbins (1 1/2) in the bobbin.  The quilting is an all over free form flower — the same one I used on the baby quilt I practiced on a couple of weeks ago.  Now to get the binding on it.

Stash Report

This past week I made the backing (from stash) and binding for the row quilt, quilted on my DWR and did a bit of cleaning in my sewing room.  I was looking for my Timtex.  Finally found it but also found my missing Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler Block and the music motif quilting pattern.  Managed to get two boxes out of my sewing room.

No new fabric this week, but I did buy a batting and thread for the Row  Quilt.  I also made the backing and binding for the quilt so that’s a chunk of fabric out.

Fabric Added this Week: 0 yards
Fabric Added to Date: 150.511 yards

Fabric Used this Week: 10.125  yards
Fabric Used to Date: 86.644 yards]

Net Stash for 2010: 63.867 yards

Check out how others are doing by following the links over at Patchwork Times.

Backing Decisions

Yesterday I said I needed to put together a backing for this quilt.  It’s a big quilt top – 100 x 100, so I either need 3 yards of wide backing or 9 yards of 45″ wide fabric and seam it twice.

In October 2007 I bought 10 yards of this yellow floral fabric, plus a couple of tone-on-tone coordinates (that I keep reaching for when looking for a peach or green fabric).

The fabric was on sale for not more than $4 a yard and I took the rest of the bolt thinking I would make  a 4-patch Stacked Posies quilt — and apparently a dust ruffle, curtains, pillows and other accessories.    This was pre-stash report days.

I really don’t want to make another 4-patch Stack Posies quilt (well, maybe one more from some Kansas Troubles fabric) — I’ve already made 3.  The only issue is the Row Quilt (need to find a new name for this quilt as well) has absolutely no yellow in the top.  The blue on the left of the picture is the border and binding fabric.

Now that I’ve written this post, I think I’ve talked myself into using this fabric.  If anyone can think of a reason for me not to this fabric let me know.