I finished the binding on the Kite quilt in the middle of the night … I’m completely on a “stay up all night, sleep half the day” schedule but as long as I’m making progress I’m trying not to let it bother me too much.

These blocks were cut using the Accuquilt GO Kite die so I didn’t post instructions for making the blocks but if you have the die, I do have some quilt notes on my website at this link – Kite Quilt


My Bow Tie quilt is bound!

Yes, I have a flurry of finishes today. It feels SO good and I know now that I’m going to be able to accomplish my goals for the end of the year.

Block size is 6 inches finished and I used my GO dies for this one. It went together very easily and I can’t wait to make an adult size scrappy version with the dies.

I’ve already got the binding on the 3rd quilt ready to hand stitch tonight and I’ve got one more to quilt and bind which is exciting because I promised myself if I worked my way through my list I would allow myself to play in my strings for the rest of the year. I’m planning another mini stay at home retreat for a few days leading to and including New Year’s Day and I want to be making string blocks!

Still retreating

I finished the binding on the Hexagon Flowers and 9 patch quilt last night. This is my oldest UFO and the 15th UFO finish for the year so I’ve exceeded my goal of finishing 12 UFOs this year. The hexagon flowers are English paper pieced and appliquéd on the background squares. They were made years ago but it wasn’t until this year that I decided on a setting and pieced the top during our Precut Party (shapes).

I also made good progress on assembling the hourglass top, pieced another binding and got it machine stitched and ready for me to hand stitch it down, and started a new top… usually I try not to start a new piecing project until the one I’m working on is a finished top but November’s precut is charm squares and I haven’t made a top this month so I thought I’d at least get it started before November ended!

The pattern is called Chandelier Quilt and you can do a google search to see a lot of variations. I’m sure I have the book here somewhere but it’s not worth searching it out. It’s an easy block to piece and I’m using 2 charm packs.

I am still taking time out from sewing to bike ride with Keith and sit on my porch. It’s been a great holiday week for us, lots of time together, time outside, and for me, time in my sewing room!

More progress

Mom finished binding the Turtles the other night … it turned out so cute! As I said, it’s from the 2nd Animal Parade book.

I can’t show you the two runners we got put together today because they’re Christmas presents.. all the appliqué is fused and ready for her to stitch down when she gets home. I also got the HST diamond quilt trimmed and the binding on and ready for Mom to stitch down – she won’t get it done tonight because Keith has decided it’s game night!