Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Under My Needle Lately

I feel like I have really been so far out of the quilting and blogging loop lately.  
We have been focused on other things: planning, preparing, family visiting, etc. for my father-in-law's funeral.  It was a beautiful service where both of my in-laws were finally buried together. It was so nice to have our family together since we all live so far from each other, while sad circumstances brought us together, it was really hard to see them leave.  

In between, I have been doing some stitching....
I decided it was time to work on some bindings for quilts that are almost done!
This is the binding going on the Liberated Log Cabin quilt. The machine quilter did a great job.  I love all the colors in this one!  It was a lot of fun to make.. but even better to git 'er done!
Since I had cleared off my work table to square up the Stacks quilt. I thought it was a good opportunity to do some more trimming and bindings.
This is the Cake Stand or Lil' Baskets quilt.  Another great job by the machine quilter. This quilt measures 70" x 70".  It will look great on our family room couch this winter!
Finally, this quilt, called French Roses, was started in... ummm.. almost embarrassed to say... 2008.  Don't you think it's time to get this one done!!??  It was machine quilted about a year ago. The flower shapes are all raw edges.  It should add a nice dimension when it is washed and those edges fray a bit. 
A bias cut pink and green stripe for the binding will look great.  It definitely needs to be finished and on a bed. 

I definitely have plenty of binding to sew down now...  I wonder how long it takes to hand stitch down 848 inches of binding? :-)

Happy Stitching,



  1. That's a lot of binding, but three beautiful quilts will be done. Striped fabrics always makes an interesting finish. You used great fabrics in your liberated log cabin. It really looks fun.

  2. I am sorry for the loss of your father-in-law but how lovely to have family together for a while. I agree with Kyle's comments.

  3. Sorry for your the loss of your father-in-law. Sewing on a long binding is probably just the meditative activity you need now. Take care.

  4. Isn't it sad that sometimes it seems to only be at funerals when relatives and friends all come together, we have found this over the years. Although the occasion is a sad one it is lovely to have family around you.
    On to your quilts - three that I just love! The Liberated Log Cabin is my favourite - if I had to pick a favourite that is!

  5. that stripe is PERFECT for the binding on that pretty quilt. What a nice basket quilt too!
    I love to do binding It may actually be my favorite part after the "design" phase.

  6. I sooooo want to make that french roses quilt...I even have the pattern!!! Going to check out your log cabin...cause the way mind is lately I need my next project to be sometimes fun and easy.....have fun withthat binding....if it makes ya feel like you are in good company I have four quilts awaiting the binding to be sewn down. (I like to hand sew my binding down) Good winter sewing in the evenings I say.

    1. Stopped my and cruised all your wonky posts as I'm in a scrappy mood! THanks for the inspiration! V:)

  7. I feel really sorry for the loss of your father-in-law. Hope you're going on well. Continue doing beautiful things and you'll definitely feel better.


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