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:

Julie said...

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.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

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.

Anonymous said...

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!

Anonymous said...

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

Aloha,
Hunter

Susan said...

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

Rachaeldaisy said...

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

Lisa J. said...

Must be wonderful nearing the end like this!

Mystic Quilter said...

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

Caroline Heinrichs said...

Looking beautiful.

pandchintz said...

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

Raewyn said...

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