Quilting and Stuff by Knitnoid

What I’ve Been Up To

What I’ve been up to?  Well the sewing room/office is getting there.  Boxes are still stacked in the living room, dining room and my space. Some definitely go to the basement, some definitely come back into my space and some still need to be gone through. But the good news is I can get to both of my computers (work and home), I have a lap top hooked up to a television for watching DVDs, my ironing board is doing dual duty as my cutting table and most importantly I can get to my sewing machine.

Last weekend I got the binding on the black and white Strip Twist quilt. I still need to bury some threads and wash it, then it will be ready for it’s official portrait. Meanwhile the two pastel rail fence quilts are still waiting to be bound.  I’ve got to figure out which box the shirts ended up in. There are two dark blue houndstooth shirts I’m going to cut up for binding. But meanwhile, I’ve turned in paperwork for 5 quilts to hang in the guild quilt show at the end of the month and they need to be prepped.

Who am I kidding — I need to finish them.

  • Gift Wrapped.  It needs to be washed again and a new label made for it. It has a sleeve.
  • Jelly Roll Rug – I need to get a temporary label and possibly hanging sleeve on it.
  • En Provence. It’s been quilted, but needs binding, a label, sleeve and washing.
  • Christmas Crazy Eight. – Needs to be quilted, bound, label, sleeve and washing.
  • Vintage Hourglasses – I’m still piecing this one.

Here’s where I am on the hourglass quilt.

 

I still have to add 2 more rounds of hourglasses, then I have to figure out how I’m going to quilt it. I need to quilt it somewhat close as most of the hourglass blocks have a very narrow seam allowance where they join together.  The good news is they are all bias edges, so the blocks are not raveling.  I also want to evoke a vintage feel.

It’s going to be a busy couple of weeks.

 

 

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