Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Working on my Promise

When I said I would devote August to quilting, I really didn't realize how many tops I had stacked away.  It seems there's enough to keep me busy through the next few months.

I thought I better get started - so I quilted

and I quilted.

Then I took a little break to make some binding.  This was pretty slick -- I used a sheet found at a garage sale.  Cutting a sheet on the bias gives you pretty long bias strips.  I only needed to piece together four strips to make more than enough for the quilt shown above -- 60" x 90".  It'll make it so much easier to avoid seams on the corners when I stitch it to the quilt.  

I did a little basting

and went back to doing more quilting.

I plan to keep at the quilting, but it's hard for me to stay away from piecing for very long.  So last night I pulled out my bin of 2-1/2" strips and started grabbing anything that was on the light side.   On a  whim, I decided to start a scrappy log cabin.  I think I'll see how big it gets without using any fabric more than once.


  1. Wow, you have been busy! Good for you.

  2. You know what I think when I see all this quilting stuff? I think that I'd get really frustrated really fast.

  3. Ha, mindi. Little do you know that it actually SOOTHES the frustrations.

  4. Hi, Carol. Loving that first pink quilt with the vintage looking flower. It's that spoken for? Is it available for purchase, if so, what size is it? My little #5 is a pinky, pink, pink girl who thinks she's a ballerina and needs to go to ballet school (!!! she's two, and I have NO idea where she's gotten all this while I hang out in my gardens playing with bugs, haha). Thanks ~ Julie