Saturday, June 17, 2017

Trimming up...

 Yesterday I trimmed up my SIL's hexie quilt so that I could start on the binding.  I really didn't have to trim that much off.  I was planning on doing a scalloped edge on it but the hexies just didn't fall right and it would not come out even.  So I will be doing a straight edge.
 Trimming the other side...
 This is how the edges turned out before binding.  This morning I will sew the binding strips together and get them sewn on and then do the handwork. 
 Another pic of this beautiful quilt that she worked so hard on.  The binding is the same as the brown backing.
 Another pic of the back...
 I'm thinking that I am going to have to breakdown and buy a new cutting mat.  LOL!  I've had this one for several years.  This is one of the larger ones and most of the time I just use my rotating mat.
 I also cut a few scraps that will be used for my EPP.  I have a bunch already prepped but I will eventually need these as well.
 Yesterday was a long day!  I woke up at 3:30am wide awake after going to bed at 11:30pm.  No nap at all so by evening I was running low.  I did work on the above quilt, canned the kraut, and did a little cleaning.  

I ended up with 18 more quarts this morning so that makes a total of 64 quarts of kraut!  My house is already smelling like fermenting cabbage.  LOL!  

Today my plans are to mostly work on the binding of the hexie quilt.  I also have to run to town after Hunter gets up so that we can pick something up for Richard for Father's Day.  I also need to load a little Flag quilt on the frame.  I wanted to do that yesterday but it just didn't happen. 

I was thinking last night that after vacation I want to work on one of my UFO's.  I'm thinking I will finish up my Garlic Knots.  I don't even remember how many blocks that I have done.  I know that I have them all sewn together into a quilt top but if I remember correctly it just wasn't as large as I wanted it to be.  So I would like to finish it up soon.  I don't remember if I had decided to sew a border on it or not.  If I do, it will just be a straight border, nothing pieced.  I'll just have to wait and see once I dig it out.  I really liked how it was looking so I would like to finish it.  I would also like to schedule in a couple of my own quilt tops to be quilted.  I have my huge bowtie quilt that has thousands of little bowties in it and it still isn't quilted.  I would love to quilt it as soon as I can.  I will have to purchase a backing for it as I don't think I have one for it.  

It will still be a while before I can quilt one of mine as I believe that I have about 11 customer quilts waiting to be quilted and 3 of them are custom quilts that I have to piece and then quilt.  

I guess this is enough rambling... Richard just left for work and I need to get my Saturday started.  My silly rooster has been crowing since a little before 4am! 



Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I had thought to make Garlic Knots but hadn't even bought the pattern still. I can't believe you cut through a mat!! I have some that are ancient - close to 15-20 years and have never cut all the way through LOL

julieQ said...

I just got rid of my mat for the same reason! I had a spare mat, but for some reason it did not have 1/8 lines marked, or the lines all the way across. I think it is an older Olfa one. So, I will get a new, better one soon. Such pretty quilting on the hexie quilt!

Janet O. said...

Yikes, that is a long day!
What a warm and lovely quilt. I'm sure your SIL will be thrilled to have that finished!

---"Love" said...

Great job on the hexie quilt, by both you and your SIL! .....Yep, it's about time you buy a new cutting mat! I need to turn mine around so I'm not cutting in the same place all the time. ---"Love"