Happy Friday everybody!!! The weather has been absolutely gorgeous if not a little crazy right now, but I love it. Fall comes to visit us for a few days so we get a break from the heat, and then summer comes back for a day or so, then we go back to fall. I really love the cool days and nights that we have been having, and the return to the 90’s have been missing the humidity so the 90’s have been bearable.
I got the binding finished on the Leap Frog quilt, that makes the third quilt that I finished this month, and I am in line to finish one more before the month is over. After finishing that, I have one quilt that is in need of a binding and another one about to come off of the quilting machine that will need binding. Then I have 7 more quilts that I have batting pulled so I can piece the batting and get those quilted. I still have quilts ready to be quilted beyond those 7. Life is Good!
I really need to find a place to hang the quilts so I can get a better picture. This quilt is going to be a charity quilt for Quilts of Love.
Sew more awesomeness going on over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Happy Quilting! I hope you have a wonderful quilty day!
I drug out an older UFO and decided to put it together. It is Cathedral Stars by Bonnie Hunter. It has been put up for quite a while, but I have most of the pieces completed. I put up the quilt because I was not sure of my color choice, but I have decided to go for it anyway.
Modified Jacob’s Ladder ready to sew
I am working on the Jacob’s Ladder block now, then I will do the rest of the Flight 54-40 blocks.
Here is what it looks like with the few blocks I have made placed together. I have finished a couple more of the Jacob’s Ladder blocks this evening and I am looking forward to getting the top together. I am thankful that Jo was having her Bonnie UFO challenge. It is the only reason this quilt has seen the light of day.
I hope you are having a great week.
After a busy week at work, I thought I was going to slow down a little and relax this weekend. Things did not happen exactly as I planned yesterday, but that is what happens when you are married, sometimes your plans get changed 🙂 Yesterday I was planning on quilting a quilt, and sewing some on my Batik Waves quilt, but instead I ended up going furniture shopping. It was a very productive and needed trip so I am not unhappy about it, but it means that I only managed to get the quilting done on the Sister’s Choice quilt.
I finally managed to get out of the hole this week, but just barely. I think I finally got the numbers straightened out. I have been having a real problem with that the last few weeks!
Fabric out 2.5 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 55.86 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total .29 yards out
Today I am working on finishing the Leap Frog quilt. I have just two sides to go so I might manage to get it bound between church. I am looking forward to completing another quilt! I lined up nine quilts that needed to be quilted and bound, and that did not even get all of them out of the closet. I had better get busy! Here is a picture of the front of the Leap Frog quilt.
Before Binding Started
Binding Leap Frog
Linking up with
Slow Stitching with Kathy
Stash Management at Patchworktimes
Since last week, this
Sewing has commenced
Turned into this
Hopefully this is all of the needed blocks
Which turned into this
Ready to become a flimsy
In addition to that, I quilted, trimmed, and sewed the binding on this.
A peek at the back
Now it is ready for hand stitching, which did not happen yesterday, but it happened Saturday night and will happen for several nights in the future.
I managed to cut into the amount I am in the red again this week. I am beginning to believe I might actually get out of the hole. I made a mistake on my calculations on total outage so I will fix that too.
Fabric out 3.33 yards
Fabric in 0 yards
Fabric out ytd: 48.86 yards
Fabric in ytd: 51.07 yards
Total -2.21 yards out
I am keeping up with the amount days of doing something quilty in the sewing room along with Kate with the goal being at least 15 minutes per day. Days with 15 minutes or more (way more) of sewing time this week: 7 out of 7 days, It makes it easy to get into the sewing room when I have been the only one here the last couple of weeks. Cleaning and cooking takes less time which leaves more time for fun stuff.
Go see what everyone else is up to @
Main Crush Monday
During my sitting with my DH TV time in the evenings, I have been putting the finishing touches on a couple of quilts. I managed to get a second one finished last Sunday so I am whooping about that this week. This quilt was make by my friend Missy and donated to our charity Quilts of Love. We give quilts to people in the area who are suffering from illnesses and family loss.
Missy’s Jelly Roll Race
I ran across a Quilts of Valor block drive earlier in the week. I am going to make some blocks and send to Dar for the block drive. The blocks are super simple and they go together and make a beautiful quilt. If you have any desire to quickly use some stash and do something for a good cause, see Dar’s page here.
See all of the Whoop Whooping going on over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. What has you Whooping!
Over the weekend, I went digging through my quilt tops to get a count on how many I had that still needed quilting. I gave up before I counted them all, but the short answer is there are a bunch of them. One of the happy coincidences is I found a flimsy I had put up without borders. I guess I did not know what I wanted to use for a border fabric. I find I have that problem often when making a scrappy quilt. I finally settled an a blue floral and a blue tone on tone. I cut the borders over the weekend and last night I got the borders sewn onto the top.
Strip Twist quilt Pattern by Bonnie Hunter
I have been participating with Jo working on finishing up some Bonnie Hunter patterns. I finished the Sister’s Choice quilt last week then got to work on the Strip Twist quilt. I have another top to put in the to be quilted queue, but I have finished two recently so I guess I am making progress. To see how others are progressing on their quilts visit Jo’s Country Junction.
I have several quilts that I am working on but for the time being all but two have been put in a box and put in the closet. Well that got me to wondering, would they be classified as WIP’s or UFO’s. To me, I guess, once you quit working on the flimsy and put it away it becomes a UFO. But, I have also considered a UFO something that has been put up and there are not plans to work on it in the near future. I have plans to pull all of these quilts out and work on them.
I was working working on all of the quilts advancing all of them slowly. I then decided to put some of them away and concentrate on only two. One as my main project, The Sister’s Choice quilt, and one as my leader/ender project, the Tumbling blocks. I managed to get the Sister’s Choice to the flimsy stage and I am going to move on to the Batik Wave quilt. I don’t know that working this way is any faster than working some on all of them, but at least this way I have one ready to be quilted.
So what do you think, are my WIP’s officially UFO’s? Thanks for playing along with me as I contemplate the lighter things of life.