Friday, November 22, 2013
Flurry of Finishes
Last week I worked on many projects, completing none! Fortunately, this Friday finds me with a few finishes, as I spent part of the week on bindings. I didn't bind all that was quilted, but I'm on my way. The first finish was very fast, I took some of the felted wool sweater that I had made the pumpkin wall hanging with and made a stuffed pumpkin to go with the rest of my collection. (He's the dark one) I used smallish scraps to applique pumpkins on kitchen towels that I bought from Big Lots, I feel they look plain. I was going to make the kind you sew fabric to the top and have a button to fasten it on to a handle, but I couldn't find the fabric I wanted to use for it. So for now, they're done! I have started longarming again for myself, as well as catching up things due for others. I finished these two baby quilts that were special projects that my Quilt Guild was doing for a couple of hospitals, these were two charm packs from maybe 8 years ago? They went together quickly and I just had to add a couple squares from
my stash to finish them off. The final finishes all go together as a set, that has yet to be united. My local quilt store had beautiful oilcloth that I thought would be perfect for the backing of a changing mat. If you brought it out in public, you could set it down almost anywhere and afterwards, wipe it off with a fresh wipe. I got the fabric for the quilt at Fabric.com, Riley Blake Designs, just love it, so FUN! 3"X5.5" rectangles, so fast and so easy! In fact,it was so fast and easy I made it too big, I cut off the last three rows after it was quilted, then I made a little bag out of them to go along with the changing pad. I intended on whipping up the burp cloths in time to send them along inside the bag, but it didn't work out. Not to worry, they will all be reunited eventually! Now off to link up with Crazy Mom Quilts and Finish it up Fridays, and then I think I'll cut some binding strips and perhaps have a finish for next week? Happy Quilting!!