Sunday, February 28, 2016

APQ UFO Challenge - February Finish: Not what I had planned

If you remember back to my post Jan/Feb I told you that my project for February was to machine quilt my Bachelor Buttons quilt.  
You remember this, right?  Welllll... it did't happen.  I just couldn't get the motivation to work on it.. and I knew if I forced it, it could be a disaster.  You know how us creative types are when we are forced to work on something we don't want to do.... results are not usually good.  
So instead I just chose a different project from my challenge list.   That works, right?  Progress is progress in my mind. Besides, I really want to get the binding on this quilt. 
I squared up the quilt and cut out the binding. 
I chose this pink print from the Papillon collection by 3 Sisters.  Other prints from the collection are in borders.  Love the little butterflies!
In no time I was at the sewing machine sewing on this binding.  It went on in a jiffy. 
Soon I was done and ready to get started on hand stitching that binding down.
Today I will be doing some Slow Sunday Stitching, linking up at Kathy's Quilts.  Stop over to see all the Sunday stitching going on.  She as a great project she is working on!  Love the red work. 
I even started pinning down the binding on the Liberated Logs quilt this morning. I am going to try to stitch down this one on the sewing machine.  We'll see how it goes. 
Lucy decided I needed some help with stitching the binding... or maybe she was just photo bombing my quilt! 
One last note.  I stopped by Jo-Ann Fabrics yesterday and picked up this great little folding Ottlite.  I am finding I am having more trouble seeing, especially stitching at night.  The compact (and pink!) light originally sells for $89.99 and it was on sale for $19.99.  I great buy and no, I don't get any compensation from Jo-Anns!  I think the sale is on until March 2. 

Happy Stitching!



  1. Hi,
    Great job! Love butterfly fabric you used for
    your binding. Have a great day!

  2. Progress IS progress! The binding you chose for the basket quilt is yummy! I need Ottlites whenever I hand stitch these days...maybe because the inside of my house is like a cave.

  3. As long as you are stitching and making progress, all is good! Love your little baskets!

  4. I'm having the same issues with getting a quilt finished at the moment though lack of motivation - it kinda sucks doesn't it! I love your baskets and the backing fabric looks perfect. Enjoy your hand stitching on the binding :)

  5. Baskets are my favorites. This particular basket is so sweet. Maybe Lucy was inspecting your progress. Glad you got a bargain on something that will prevent you from more eyestrain. A wise purchase.

  6. Wow you have a few lovely projects coming to a close, love the pink fabrics you are using. I too have started using those ottlites to see better in the evenings or oon cloudy days, I have picked up several different types to have on hand and for travels when the go on sale or I have one of those 60% off coupons

  7. what a beauty, enjoy the binding, I enjoy that part when I finally get over the actual quilting, still have 15 to quilt Tat waas certainly a bargain with your light shame we do not have Jo-Anns here in the UK

  8. Love that new light you bought! And the binding fabric is so perfect for this quilt... enjoy your stitching!

  9. I just love both of these quilts! Your baskets are so gorgeous - what an amazing finish! I love your Bachelor Buttons quilt too - hope you're feeling the quilting of it soon :0)

  10. cute pink light and pink binding. Lovely 4 block applique -


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