Merry Christmas

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Today is the day we celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ. I hope that you and your family have a Blessed Christmas and are able to spend it with the ones that you love.

Blessings!

Terry

 

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Piles and Frankensteined Batting

So I got tired of having piles of these hanging all around the room making me feel like I was over-run and that I was never going to reach the end of the pile…

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Piles of Fabric waiting to be pressed and trimmed 

I decided that something had to give because I was feeling stressed to the max trying to get this all in order…….so, this happened

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Fabric put in a big tote and box

Eventually all of this will be cut and sorted so that it can put into a quilt and eventually make use of one of these.

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Frankensteined Batting

Because if you make enough quilts you will also have scraps of batting. At least I can say that all of my batting scraps are organized, labeled and put in a spreadsheet so I know what size I have and can use them. I also have a spreadsheet for large pieces of backing fabric that I have made so I can make use of those leftovers too.

Tomorrow is Friday, and right now I am dreaming of a quilty weekend! One can always hope!

Happy Quilting!

Terry

 

Saturday Happenings

Well it has been a frustrating week at work, but all that is over now, at least until Monday. I managed to get the binding on the quilt and I will get a picture this afternoon. It was a little disappointing because the border is wavy after applying the binding. I do not know if I were pulling the border/binding too tight while sewing it down on the second side. I do know that the border was not wavy before applying the binding. I am going to try another one using a straight stitch on the binding to see if it is the sewing.

More fabric multiplied while I slept, you just wouldn’t believe what happened. A few more came out to play with the other island chain blocks.

More pieces for Island Chain

Today is Quilts of Love and it will be fun, I am looking forward to getting together with the ladies. Thanks for visiting!

Terry

Progress Being Made

Since finishing the Avignon Picnic top, I have been cutting background for one of the two batik quilts that I am going to work on next. I thought the whole quilt was 2.5 strips but I was wrong. I am glad I stopped to look at the directions to see how many pieces that I needed. I also need to cut 4.5 inch strips of the background fabric for blocks.

I have also started working on the quilting of the blue double four-patch. The quilting is pretty dense and will take a while to complete but it is going to look good when finished. It is an old pattern by Linda V. Taylor. This is roughly a twin sized quilt and will be used for the Quilts Of Love ministry.

Double 4 Patch Quilting

Double 4 Patch Quilting

Happy Quilting!

Terry

My Fabric Cutting Session

Saturday I spent a portion of my day cutting fabrics, you can see the 30’s fabric on my Design Wall Monday post. Along with the 30’s fabrics, I cut these batiks for a couple of new quilts. One of the quilts that I am cutting the batiks for is called Island Chains by Kim Brackett and can be found in this book. I need to see if I have a cream fabric in my stash that will look good with my batiks, if not, I will have to see if I can find some online.

Batiks

Batiks

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I am also cutting for this pattern called Paradise Batik Wave by Cara Wilson. This is a free pattern that also uses 2.5″ strips so I am cutting for both while I have the fabric out. This pattern might let me make use of some leftover 4 patches that I already have made. I have a little less than half of the amount of fabric cut that I need for Island Chain so there is more cutting in my future.

I hope you have a quilty day!

Terry