Friday, February 25, 2011

Thursday's Sewing Night # 2

Thursday Night – Quilting Night for me…  I started the evening planning on quilting and binding the Quilt For Kids Quilt that I need to finish, and then if time would allow I was going to work on my Mug Rug for the Columbus Modern Quilt Guild Swap.

Quilt For Kids is an organization that gives quilts to kids who are being treated in hospitals long term for cancer, leukemia, etc.  I enjoy doing a quilt when I know it will be going to a little boy or girl who is struggling against some of the meanest, nastiest diseases out there.  This one will probably go to a little girl…

So, I laid it out front and back, cut the batting, and then the phone rang.  I was away from my Quilt for less than 10 seconds when I heard a raucous… I looked and found Frapaccino playing on the quilt.  I wish she appreciated my quilting for the workmanship, but I think she just likes the batting and loose threads!

After preparing it for quilting, I realized I don’t have enough of the thread I wanted to use to do the quilting… So I moved on to my Mug Rug.  Remember this?  Erin’s fabric scraps that she gave me to work with have been transformed into this…

I chose a broken Irish Chain pattern because SHE is IRISH… and it would allow me to utilize the strips of fabric that she had put in her baggie.

Since all I really know about her is that she is Irish, and she made a point of emphasizing that more than once, I chose a bright green for the backing.  I am going to try a new binding method called a Binding Flange.  I found it on Julie Herman’s site Jay Bird Quilts.  I will make the flange out of the dark green and then bind it with the bright yellow.  I laid out the fabrics to see if I like it… I think I do.

And then Last but certainly not Least, I worked on my Block of the Month Block, I am doing a Civil War Era Block of the Month project where I will make two blocks each month for a year.  I am going to try a new method called “Quilt As You Go”, and quilt each block individually and then join them all at the end.  I chose a rustic red stripe and a matching blue strip fabric for the backing.  I will alternate the blocks on the back of the quilt when I finish it.  Now I just need to decide on a quilting pattern.

AND THEN, I was done for the night.  5 hours of quilting left me with this mess to clean up…

Until Next Week… Or maybe sooner…

1 comment:

  1. Hi Paul. Your Quilts for Kids quilt looks great - I love the border fabric. I'm sure the little girl that gets it will love it. Loving all your other bits and pieces you have on the go too. That's one naughty pussy cat you have!!!!


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