Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Binding a few quilts...

It's been 10 days since my last post, just been busy with things here. Just busy with everyday life. Working a little out in the new house. I've come to terms with the fact that I will not be able to load a quilt on my frame until ALL of the upstairs drywall is finished!!! :( Just too much dust from the sanding! Since my quilting area is an open loft there is nothing there to keep the drywall dust from floating in there from the 2 bedrooms and bathroom upstairs. So it may be a couple more weeks before I can get back to machine quilting.

Hunter has been sick, but went back to school today. He is still a little under the weather but not as bad as he was. I guess his antibiotics are kicking in now.
On to quilting...I did get all 20 of my dresden plate rings finished. I have put them aside until I decide on the center fabric and pick up some background fabric. I am really pleased with how they have turned out so far.
In the late evening while trying to wind down after cleaning, sorting, and working in the new house, I have been working on some binding. While refolding a pile of quilts I found 3 of them that still needed bindings done. They are all queen and king sized quilts so it takes me a little while to get the hand work finished. This first one, is an older quilt that I pieced but quilted it a few months ago. Since it was an older top and I don't have most of the fabrics anymore I just did a simple scrap binding on it and it turned out just fine.Now I am working on the binding on this sailboat quilt. Another older quilt that was quilted several months ago. I have made 2 of these sailboat quilts, one for each of my boys. The other one has been finished for a few years. As far as I know, I still have one more quilt that needs binding and it is a huge king flannel quilt. I'll get to that one next. I am so behind on reading blogs and answering emails. I'm really sorry and hopefully I can get to all of those this evening. Right now, I am out the door to milk the goats!!!!! I am getting about 1 1/2 gallons a milk a day from the two that are being milked! So that is more than we can drink, so I give some to my mom and sister and sent a little to my brother and have several quarts in the freezer that will be used for goat milk soap real soon! Oh and I already have some butter and cheese put away too!


Emma said...

For some reason, I look at those Dresden Plates and see placemats. Wouldn't that be a fun, fall type placemat set for your table? I don't know, maybe it's just me.

Also, goat's milk soap sounds intriguing...I've had goat's milk fudge and it was certainly yummy! I doubt the soap would be yummy, haha.

Honey Bear said...

Your Dresdens are beautiful. Can't wait to see the finished product! You are certainly a busy lady and do such nice work.

Guðrún said...

Don´t panic about the e-mails and blog reading, I just do it now and then as you have noticed :)

jillquilts said...

Don't worry about reading blogs and answering emails. They will still be waiting for you when you are ready for them. :)

Texan said...

Your Dresdens look great, aren't those fun to make with that ruler!

I love scrappy bindings... mmm I should use that since this quilt is scrappy! Good idea!

Libby said...

You are a busy girl! Sorry to hear that Hunter has been sick but glad he is feeling better now!
Have fun with your binding!

Cindy said...

You rock!!! I get busy, too. We all do. You can do nothing but your best :) As long as you enjoy it, all is well :)

Lib said...

I do understand BUSY!!!!!!! We've been clearing property since Hubs Mom is with his sister.
I use Goatmilk soap alot its wonderful!
Tell your Mom hi and I send my Love and Happy Easter.
Have a great rest of the week.