I was looking to see if I had cut binding for the flannel quilt Murrieta Stars after someone asked if I had from the scraps and thought I better look. Down came the box off the top shelf where the quilt tops are stored that need “to be quilted” – binding found. I was pretty sure I had put some aside but I was surprised to see I had it sewn together – a scrappy binding from left over scraps. It just needs pressing.
And while I had the box down I went through it to put it in some order and see what I had and what had backing fabric picked out and did a project have binding fabric put aside – some do some don’t.
I think I will quilt the hexagon quilt next – Handful of Scraps when I take the flannel quilt Murrieta Stars off of the frame – it is the smallest of the quilts waiting in line and won’t take a long time to quilt as I am sticking with simple quilting. I had a fabric on the shelf that will be big enough for backing I believe. I think this pretty old fashion print would look nice with it.
The other small quilt that I have that needs to be quilted also had binding and backing put with it – I called it Williamsburg Beauty and I finished it at the end of 2016, it was made from l leftover applique blocks that were to have been in another quilt that I decided to not make after I had these blocks and three more that are still in a box done – I will quilt these two smaller quilts first then go on to the larger quilts which all need a backing. This one has the backing as you can see (it is folded in half) and the binding is leftover brown fabric that is the same as the final border.
Then I have the 3 larger quilts to do. Fall Harvest on the left – the brown fabric will be the binding. Retro Air Ship Propellers – in the middle has some red strips for binding and Tumalo Trails on the right side– no binding fabric or backing – but it is very scrappy so I will find something to go with it eventually. All of these quilts were done in 2017 although the baskets and the retro air ship propellers were started in 2016 I believe.
So I have enough quilting to go on the quilting frame for 2 years at least! Each queen size quilt takes me 3-4 months to hand quilt sometimes 5 months – the smaller hexagon quilt and Williamsburg Beauty should each take about 6 weeks to 2 months depending on what all I am doing and if my hands hold out lol.
This much quilting got done on Murrieta Stars on Thursday night
And this much to do last night before it got rolled down
I got the Hertfordshire Quilt box out and started to look over the pattern again to see what was next for it and made copies and ready to start the EPP process of picking out fabric, cutting and sewing – I have been asked why EPP when it would go faster if I did it by machine – The why is because I have 5 quilt tops waiting in line to be quilted!! so why rush – I will have the accuracy of EPP for these tiny pieces as I am not the most accurate of machine piecer! I will eventually get back to Bird Brain and I am using the sewing machine for that one – Morning Glory is being needle turned appliqued and yes there is still Round We Go which is being EPP as well. – one day I will get caught up – maybe! (and lets not forget there are a couple other long time UFO’s in boxes – one day? two applique projects – Love Entwined which hopefully will one day have the center done and a wool applique which is supposed to have 6 blocks I think and I have one done) By doing a bit of the quilt tops by hand right now I will slow things down a bit and maybe get caught up on the quilting? Plus I have 2 plastic bins of scraps in the closet and one shoe box full of scraps that I think I should cut with the accuquilt dies and have put aside for scrap quilts. I might use them more if they are already cut and I have so many scraps I would love to use them up.
Hope everyone had a good day and that you are not in the middle of a blizzard, a flood, or whatever but that you had a very nice day.