Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Quilting like a maniac

Actually it's hard to quilt like a maniac, what with hand quilting being such a calming activity, but I have been putting in a lot of hours and as a result I am now binding, so the end really is in sight for Quiet Quilt.


Yesterday I pin-basted my denim 365 circles.  In a moment of distraction I did this with the backing on top, but don't really mind that everything's back-to-front.  


I've also almost finished a back for All at Sea, but keep running out of fabric.  I am always surprised by how much fabric it takes to make a backing for a big quilt.  I've no idea why this comes as a surprise, especially when the top is sitting right in front of me.  Somehow I think a couple of fat quarters will cover the back of something 80"x 90". Yup, I know that's ridiculous but I keep expecting it to work that way.  

I'm linking up today with Linda at koka quilts and julie from julielou for their new link-up Sew, Stitch, Snap, Share.  

11 comments:

  1. Are you going to machine or hand quilt this? I once sewed my binding on the wrong way and had to carefully hand sew it all to the front.

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  2. How marvelous to be on the final stages with a quilt. Hand binding is such a nice way to have a few last moments to take in and savor working on a project.

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  3. Great images your post conjures...maniacal quilting, distracted pin basting and wishful overestimation of yardage on hand...you have me a good giggle and I needed it. Carry on!

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  4. Your work is absolutely beautiful. I can't wait to see the completed quilts.

    Aloha,
    Hunter

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  5. Yup, more than just a few fat quarters for the back. And still the stash doesn't disappear - how does that happen?

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  6. I'd never thought of basting with the backing up. You are so good and making progress with your quilts!

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  7. Must be wonderful nearing the end like this!

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  8. Not much to go then with Quiet Quilt. Have you decided yet on how you're going to quilt the 365 quilt?

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  9. How exciting to be so near the end of three quilts! Enjoy the final processes.

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  10. You have several quilts nearing their end - always good news and a great acheivement! Hope you get that backing sorted soon!

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