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Joseph's Coat, quilts

Another weekend has quickly  gone by hasn’t it.  Did any of you do anything fun?  We stayed home and worked on things around the house.  It was a nice weekend and we were in and out a lot.

I did get some quilting done in between things and while taking breaks.  I especially get a lot done in the evenings when I hand quilt.  That is my time to put the tv on and kind of watch/listen while I get my needle busy.

I now have two borders of hand quilting finished on X Marks the Spot – only two more left to go – this quilt will be done by the end of the week – the quilting that is, I don’t know if I will have the binding done.  I’m not even sure how I will bind it.  I don’t think I have any of the fabric leftover except the background cream color.

I will get started on this 3rd side later today at some point even if it is just 15 minutes here or there during the day.  I need to clean house today so will be busy for a little while with that.

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Joseph’s Coat had a little work done on it this weekend as well and I am coming to the end of a row once again.  About an hour of work and it will be ready to give the frame a crank or two and get started on a new row.  This much left to do on this area.  I am glad that this quilt is coming to an end.  I do not know if the next big quilt will be ready to go on here when this one comes off.  I had intended to get the applique border done on the BowTie quilt and have not touched it as I am finishing up X Marks the Spot.  That is ok, there are two smaller quilts ready for the frame as well.  Something always goes on the quilting frame the day after I take a big one off of the frame – sometimes as soon as I take one off of the frame the next one goes on it the same day!

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You like I have way too many quilting books don’t you.  I look at them after I buy them and most times they get put up on the shelves with the intentions of really looking through them when I am ready to start a new project to get more inspiration – but how many of us forget we have them and rarely get back to them.   We forget what we have.

I thought I would try some thing new for me and take about 8 books or so off of the shelves they reside on for the most part and put them on the bottom shelf of the coffee table – right next to where I sit most of the time.  They are nice and handy, fanned out so I can see them, and I plan on reaching down there now and then, pick one up and go through it again.  I have to remind myself what I have!  I have several projects coming to an end and I know I will be starting more.  There are so many patterns just in these books here that I intended to make and never started – just not enough time Smile

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9 comments… add one

  • Debbe Oct 15, 2012

    Your quilts are all so lovely. I have some strawberry fields fabric to make something with, but that is going to have to wait until at least January. I have one more top to get done and that will make 3 to be quilted before Christmas. I guess I better start get moving, since I also need to make my son’s halloween costume.
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  • Charlotte Oct 15, 2012

    Housework? Couldn’t it wait? ;) I spent part of last week putting things away and rearranging the finished quilts in the cupboard. I just hope, when I need something, I’ll remember where it is.

  • Cathi Oct 15, 2012

    You make such amazing progress on your hand quilting — makes me really want to get back to doing some. Maybe I should do that during the rest of the baseball playoffs.
    I can’t wait to see that Joseph’s Coat come off the frame — and see it in all its quilted glory!
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  • Debra Oct 15, 2012

    Your X quilt is coming along lovely . As many time as I see the Joseph quilt I love it more every time. Hand quilting it just added so much. You have such talent Karen.
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  • glen in louisiana Oct 15, 2012

    I do the same think with books! LOL. I have them all over the house. It used to be the catalogs from Paragon and Herschels and Lands End…..now it is quilting books. Everywhere.

    glen
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  • Doreen Oct 15, 2012

    Having just gone through my sewing area and completely filling a bookcase with just my magazines I have gotten over the years, I have got to stop with the subscriptions and use all that I have!! Even the older patterns can be easily adapted to the new cutting/piecing techniques!! Love all those quilts you have in progress. You are getting down to the finish on so much that you’ll be ready to launch into some new ones…..yay! The weekend went by without any sewing and today was quilt guild. They asked me to do a one day FMQ workshop (actually a morning!) on the micro-stippling method that I demo-ed a couple of weeks ago. Not sure how I am going to accomplish this in such a short space of time but do have some thoughts…….always something to look forward to!!!!! Hugs, D
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  • Vivian Oct 15, 2012

    Oh, those books are just calling out to be looked at. Hope your idea works. It would for me.
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  • Astrid Oct 16, 2012

    I love to have a few quilting books or magazines in front of me. Our coffee table does not have a shelf, so the books tend to lie on the table itself…. I always discover new things in books I have had for years – lol.
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  • Elzaan Oct 18, 2012

    Oh, those books look mighty tempting to start a new project with…
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