Playing hooky

Checked off today’s agenda – get up, take a long walk with Finn, make binding and machine stitch it on two quilts, run off to the Lobster Shack for lunch, sit on the rocks at Two Lights and read!

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Back at the cottage, Finn and I went for another walk and now I’m ready to hand stitch the two bindings that I prepped this morning.

Whenever I’m in Maine tying quilts I always get comments from people who don’t like tied quilts. I get that, quilting looks neater than tying but have you ever cuddled up under a tied quilt?! They are very cozy and these are especially so because they have the Cuddle backing.  We’re able to finish and donate more quilts during the sew-in when I tie these ….  this is 3rd time we’ve spent the month of October in Maine and the timing is good coming right after the September sew-in as there are always lots of tops to be tied and finished so they can be donated.

Three more Happy Block quilts were finished yesterday.

8 thoughts on “Playing hooky

  1. I’ve never seen a tied quilt, but I think it would be much softer and more pliable than a quilted one; however, I wonder if it would hold up to years of washing and drying the way a quilted one does.

    Finn must be in his glory with those long walks in the cool weather! I’m glad you aren’t having rain right now.

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  2. When I first began quilting I tied all of my quilts because there were very few professional quilters out there. And I didn’t know how to hand quilt. And I grew up sleeping under tied quilts, You are so right about how cozy they are.

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  3. All the quilts I grew up with were tied. They withstood hard use, multiple washings and still looked good after 20 years. Your reading sot looks fabulous.

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  4. I don’t normally do tied quilts but recently did a pieced flannel quilt and backed it in fleece. Tying worked well for this combo and made a very drapey, cozy throw. No batting. Great weight for a friend in a Skilled Nursing Facility.

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