Sunday, August 30, 2009

TWAS A BUSY WEEK LAST WEEK!!


So I will start off with my most recent finish. This is that swap I did a while back. I just stippled it. Do you ever sew and think....wow, this is awesome, nothing has gone wrong................................ and then it does. Like you jinx yourself. Well, I did in this case, I was two thirds the way through, so excited and wham!!!! I sew a seam in the back....then the tension goes bad, then I run out of thread....shall I go on. So, I am glad to have this done.

I have also figured out that when I start to sandwich my quilt, before I start to quilt it, I make sure I have the binding ready. This way, I go from quilting to binding and don't have the problem of just letting the quilt sit waiting for a binding.

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Happy Quilting!!

15 comments:

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Those surfing monkeys are cute. The green was a great choice to set off the blocks.

I agree with having the binding ready before you start to quilt. I usually do that but didn't on 3 of the quilts I quilted this month. They are still sitting there waiting for their binding....

Pat said...

This looks really nice. Don't tell me Mr. Pfaff is giving you a problem already, though?

Crispy said...

Another pretty quilt Barb, even with all the "extra" work that you had to put up with LOL.

Crispy

True Blue Nana said...

Having the binding ready is a great idea! Of course sometimes I can't make up my mind about the binding until the last minute. Oh well!

Rumi said...

Barb, it turned out lovely--even if you had a bit of a bumpy time with it. I have my swap blocks waiting to finish but other things keep getting priority. Sigh...

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Barb, I think we all can relate to what you said in your post.....pretty quilt....I always make my binding ready as well...Warm Regards Lyn

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Thank Goodness!!!...it's not just me and my machine!!! I thought i was the only one....LOL

Enjoy......LindaMay

Jean said...

Nicely done!!! It is a good feeling to get one finished. I love the monkeys too, by the way.

Fiesta said...

Barb, I have to say I have had the same thing happen to me. I have yet to make a quilt where I could say there is absolutly no flaw in this one though they are getting to be fewer and fewer but not down to zero yet.

siv hege said...

What a lovely top! The tip about the binding is a very good one. I`ll keep that in mind. PS. Check out my giveaway :)

andsewon said...

Yes ma'am...this is my life. Ha!!
Very nice though even with all the trials!!
You are so on top of things! I will have to keep that in mind.
Should be easy for me to do as I mostly just do small quilts anymore!
Hugs,
Lola

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Ohh it looks great, my blocks are in UFO pile, which somehow keeps getting bigger!!!

call me crazy said...

Great quilt! I need to get some bindings ready! ;-) I usually let it sit until I get around to binding, but want to be more on the ball so off I go!~

quiltfool said...

Very nice quilt, Barb. I love your choice of sashing! Lane

Mary L. said...

Great job. Love the variety of blocks.