Binding Is Done

Inklingo, Mini Tumblers – “Tumbling Into Insanity”, Winter Wonderland

Before I forget about it I want to mention that Craftsy is having a sale on 400+ classes now through Sunday night.  Now is the time to check it out if you want to save money on a class and there are plenty to check through.

I forced myself to sit through morning news shows yesterday to work on the binding of the Tumbling into Insanity quilt and then again last night through a NCIS on Netflix and the first republican political debate – of which I won’t comment on LOL – I wanted to get an idea of what all these guys are about there are so many of them  – I still don’t know on that!!  But I’m pleased to say I did get my binding done and the quilt will be washed today!!  I  cut the tumblers out last year in July and started to stitch it in August last year – to be done with this quilt in one year wouldn’t have been possibly other than the fact that I machine quilted it on my sewing machine.  And although I as a mainly hand quilter never really thought I would be pleased with a quilt done by machine I am with this one and I think it will be one of my favorites.  I just love scrappy quilts!!  I am linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict today and Crazy Mom Quilts.


More blocks were done yesterday afternoon for the Winter Wonderland quilt.  These blocks certainly go fast – cutting goes quickly and then line them up and chain piece, I try to do about  6 or more at one time.


I must say though that this jelly roll I am using right now has to be one of the worse cut rolls I have ever used!!  every single strip is “bumped” in the middle where they were folded at so that small space is a waste.  I really haven’t had one like this before although I know a lot of you had mentioned you had bad experiences with jelly rolls.


Now just a tease but in my “spare time” I am cutting out a new Inklingo project – I will not start it for awhile but cutting has started. Hint this pattern is from one of the quilts I mentioned awhile back from the Big Book of Scrap Quilts – I showed three photos then and one of those quilts can be done with Inklingo.  I am not cutting out all the fabric needed for this quilt right now – only for 4 blocks I will bring these along with us when we take our next trip in the motorhome at the end of September.  I am not going to go over board on projects like I did last year and then not get done with much!!  This will be a shorter trip and I have been learning that I do more reading then stitching when on the road.  (this fabric is from a layer cake of Persimmon – Basic Grey if I don’t have enough which I probably won’t I feel that scraps can be mixed in just fine).


Thanks for all the ideas on a name for the Lemoyne Star quilt – I have written them all down and I am going to think about it for a couple days or week and try to decide on something soon!  There are a couple that stand out to me.


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12 comments… add one
  • Kathy Aug 7, 2015

    Yay on the finish on your tumbler quilt! I’m glad that you are pleased with how it turned out. I can’t wait to see what those little pieces of fabric grow into.
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  • Deb Aug 7, 2015

    That was alot of handsewing for one day to get that binding done!
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  • Kristie Aug 7, 2015

    Loving the fabrics for your new quilt! I know which quilt you are making and it is beautiful! I can’t wait to see the blocks. 🙂 Nice to have the binding finished on the Tumbler quilt.
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  • swooze Aug 7, 2015

    Well done on getting the binding done. I am half way through the third side now so I hope for a finish by mid next week. I want to make a tumbler quilt one day. Going to raid the scrap bins for it. That will be after a few finishes I want to get done.

  • Sandra B Aug 7, 2015

    Congratulations on finishing up the binding on Tumbling Into Insanity! I hope you will share one more photo after the quilt is washed and dried….I will miss seeing it…. you know I love scrappy quilts and this one is awesome!
    Those square in square blocks are multiplying quickly! Love how they look….
    We are finally getting some rain in Virginia….in my neighborhood!! Previous recent rain in the area has bypassed us, but this time it didn’t….it is a good soaking rain….good day for reading, with some hand piecing too, of course!

  • MaartjeQuilts Aug 7, 2015

    Your tumbler quilt is \’Wow!!!\’. I love the scrappy look and the back. So sorry for you for the jelly roll. I never gave it a try so I do not have bad experience. I am curious how your Inkligo will look like. Have a nice trip.

  • Kathi Aug 7, 2015

    So happy you finished your tumbler quilt! It is just awesome Karen! What an accomplishment… you will love washing it up today too I am sure!
    I am also in love with how your Winter Wonderland is growing… I too have found precuts not such a great deal.. I tend to now buy fat quarters or more yardage and cut them myself… lol! No one then to blame it is crooked but me then! lol 😉
    Good luck on choosing a name on your quilt… wonder why we do name them… maybe because we spend so much time with them when hand quilting them!
    Glad you are planning a fall trip.. will your husbands work be done or is he just taking some time off?
    Have a great weekend friend! Kathi
    P. S. I didn’t like that girl heading up the debate so I rolled over and went to sleep.. ha 🙂
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  • Lorna McMahon Aug 7, 2015

    Congratulations on your big finish this week, Karen! I am so happy to hear you are pleased with that Tumbler quilt. And with the machine quilting! Sometimes a fast finish in that department can be so satisfying!
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  • audrey Aug 7, 2015

    Great to have the binding finished up! I wonder if you like this one so much better because you quilted it so close together? It really does look wonderful!

  • Candace Posey Aug 7, 2015

    Karen, This is Candace from just outside of Shreveport. I have emailed you several times before and always appreciate your guidance! Would you mind sharing the best type of thread/needles for applique? I want to do one of those “orange peel” quilts as my on the go project and don’t know the best thread to use. I went to the Redrock website and I am guessing a 100 weight silk and sharp needles? I am just really not sure. I appreciate any help you can offer!

  • Carla Aug 7, 2015

    Tumbling into Insanity looks great! Love when they finally come out of the wash for the first time! I was trying to finish a few more things before I started something but new but I didn’t do well. I started trailing vines, but now I am back to work on some of the others, I guess I feel quilty. It is nice to have a variety of techniques to turn too!
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  • Vivian Aug 7, 2015

    I love how your Winter Wonderland looks.
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