O.K. between Mary & Nancy (so far) I am now feeling motivated to do hand work while watching the Olympics!
If I admit how many quilts with attached binding that "JUST" need the hand finishing - I just might have to crawl under a rock in embarrassment...
5 off the top of my head & they are mostly BIG - as in one of them is easily KING size with an overhang (Jacob's Ladder), Cat charm, Wedding signatures, Kaffe Look Alike, & Holly's cat quilt are the others. (I could linke to them, but I am saving the linky love for later in this post.)
Inspiration from a New to Me blog. I just came across this blog (I saw their book on flickr - the subtitle intrigued me, so I googled it & found the blog.) & I LOVE what they are doing with hexagons. Do take a look at Material Obsessions. Do you see how they have been fussy cutting them? TOO COOL! (Now that is a doable project for my next life time.)
What I have & have not been working on:
I have been working on the RR X-ing quilt as a leader ender project.
I have not been working on the back for the batik bricks quilt.
I have been working one my applique quilt.
I have not made my blueberry buckle - yet. (I want to eat it with a scoop of ice cream, but I keep missing the intermediate step...)
Here are some photos of the applique quilt:
I got them all laid out & my big helper decided that he had a better arrangement.
So I laid them out again - & shooed him away long enough for me to get a photo & barely long enough to get them sewn in the correct order. Since there are 7 blocks in a row, I was able to do some leader endering on this one... I wanted to get a whole row sewn before moving on to the next row.
The star fabrics I got from Quilt Otaku. I also used them in this quilt. I started the applique quilt while working on this gift quilt. (Yes, that gift quilt was delivered in DECEMBER - but I machine button holed those letters, these I did by hand. Yes, If I did just one block a day, I could have been finished - a long time ago... Thanks for reminding me.) You see I had the taupe fabrics out & I was cutting the letters - so I cut Taupe letters...
Here is the top:
With the helper cat...
& without. I am happy with 99% of my fabric choices. The lights are all "spot on!" once or two of those letters are a bit light...
I also pieced the back & binding last night, they will both be the same fabric as that of the narrow inner border.
So while I did not piece the back for the batik bricks quilt, I am happy with what I did accomplish.
Goals for tonight:
1. Make blueberry buckle & eat some piping hot with vanilla ice cream!
2. Work in the back for the batik bricks quilt
3. Work on the RR X-ing quilt.
Oh & I have to report that I am quite giddy that while I have all of my fabrics picked out & the pattern found for my Bento Box quilt - I have not started on it! (& the cutting table is clear!) Insead I have been working on stuff that I had already started! YAY, she may have turned a corner... Oh & I got the Hancock's of Paducah catalog & with the exception of 1 page, I am not terribly tempted. That is not to say, that I could not buy more, but I am not tempted... YAY!