This small top sent to me to finish by AnnG is bound and ready to donate. I also trimmed another quilt and have it ready for binding, worked on the Strips and Strings Log Cabin blocks, knit on the blue scarf, and took my walk. The upstairs is even more of a mess than it was yesterday and they definitely won’t be done in 3 days (they said it would take 3-5 days) – ugh!
My 1000 Pyramid quilt, a UFO from 2017 is finished. I hand stitched the binding down Tuesday night after watching the Lightning win against Montreal in overtime.
I thought I would be watching hockey and crocheting tonight but the Lightning game was postponed due to COVID (their opponent, not them). Instead, I caught up on watching a couple Viking games and bound the Map and Framed 4 patch quilt.
This catches me up on binding and leaves just one more to quilt before the end of the year to hit my goal. That won’t happen until the week after Christmas. Tomorrow, I’ll be doing laundry and packing … we’re heading to the other side of Atlanta to see Adam and the kids for a few days.
I debated whether to sew the 2nd reading pillow tonight or to work on a binding … since I had two waiting, the binding won and my Winter Village City Lights quilt is finished. Pattern is from Fabric Cafe but I used a 4th fabric, made my border a little wider and didn’t use cornerstones.
I finished one binding tonight … the Sashed Whales quilt is finished. Brief notes are available on my website.
Tomorrow will be busy doing laundry and packing and getting Finn to boarding but I might get another one bound tomorrow night – we’ll see how the day goes. Now I’m going to cast on a hat to knit on my trip and then I’m heading to bed to read.
I got a late start but finished binding my Plus 1 quilt tonight (at 3:40 am!) Pantograph is Cornrows and you can find some brief instructions for this one on my website.
I got the pink Happy Block quilt bound tonight. It was one of the HeartStrings group tops sent to me by AnnG to quilt and donate. I have instructions on the website for several different Happy Block quilts.
Today was one of those days I wasn’t sure I was going to accomplish anything … and by accomplish I mean finish! I spent over two hours in the “bin room” trying to straighten and organize some of the fabric and yarn bins. I pulled fabric for two bindings, trimmed two quilts, got the one above bound and hand stitched down, and made a backing for the last top for my quilting marathon (to be quilted tomorrow although I did not get it loaded on the longarm yet). I also got some knitting done on the current hat during the Lightning game – which we won in a shoot out! Go Bolts!
The Unicorn Stepping Stones quilt is bound. It’s based on a 3 yard pattern from Fabric Cafe although I always make sure I have extra fabric for my quilts whether to add rows, change the border, or to use a double fold binding. So let’s call mine 3 PLUS yard quilts.
I kind of wanted to sit and knit tonight but after a couple days of being lazy I decided it was time to make some progress. I pieced a backing and loaded the next top to be quilted on the longarm and I got the binding sewn on and hand stitched down on the 16 patch quilt.
While there’s nothing difficult about piecing a 16 patch quilt, I like this variation because it’s easy to use fat quarters and with the larger blocks, it goes quickly.
I found a free pattern online for this quilt several years ago but that blog is no longer active. After a lot of searching, I found an archived link but I have no idea how long it will be active so if you are interested, make sure you save a copy for yourself.
The backing is a flannel fish print – doesn’t it look good? I love finding the perfect backing in my stash.
Scrap quilts are my favorites and I’ve challenged myself to work more in the scrap and string bins this year. They take longer – sorting and cutting – but it is so worth it. I finished the binding on my Friendship Star quilt tonight.