Monday, October 14, 2013

Small Things Take Time

Have you ever noticed how small things can take a lot longer than expected?

I had lots of 16 inch pieces leftover from my turquoise Pineapple Blossom quilt, so I decided it would make the perfect scrappy binding for a scrappy quilt.  Don't get me wrong.  It looks fabulous!  But it sure took a long time to piece all those things together with bias diagonal seams, then trim them and then iron them.

While I was at it, I decided to go ahead and sew the bindings for the Falling Leaves quilt as well as my Blooming Nine Patch quilt.  That last one was a really big sucker - 10 strips all together.  

Anyway, this picture says it all.  Three tiny piles took me about 3 hours to do.  Whew!

Next step.....getting them on the quilts.

Island Time

This is the island in my kitchen.  It is a petite little thing but it is the perfect size for cutting.  Yes, it is just couple of inches bigger than my cutting mat.  The lighting in there is excellent and I can walk all the way around what I am cutting.  I should have gotten a picture while I was trimming up those three quilts yesterday.  Oh well...

I'll be putting in some more island time soon enough.  I'll get another picture then.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

On the Frame Today

Falling Leaves  -  Appropriate for Fall, don't you think?

One more UFO soon to be crossed off the list. Woohoo!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Stealth Quilting

I've been doing some stealth quilting.  That is... I've been quilting lots but have not been blogging about it.

Here's my recent schedule:

8/20 Made, Quilted, and Bound a Flower Box quilt for a relative with cancer

8/25 Quilted and Bound this giant disappearing 9 patch for charity

8/26 Quilted and Bound these 2 Big Block Baby Quilts

8/27 Quilted and Bound my Rainbow Jewelbox

9/21 Quilted Rainbow Lucky Stars (will bind at next retreat)
          finished pictures will come later

9/25 Quilted Turquoise Pineapple Blossom (will bind at next retreat)
          finished pictures will come later

9/29 Quilted a Fish Quilt for my mother
10/4 Quilted a quilt for my friend Sarah
10/6 Quilted another quilt for my friend Sarah

10/11 Bordered and Quilted my Blooming 9 Patch (will bind at next retreat) 
          finished pictures will come later

          It is only 5 years old ...... about time!

I certainly found my inspiration again and I am really on a UFO busting mission!