Finally moving on to some new projects
Yes, it was a very productive weekend here. On top of the sewing projects I got done I also got the first 2 truckloads of mulch spread. usually I start in late February and go through March. I was delayed first by a ton of rain and then I hurt my foot. Now it's going to be really warm for the next 6 - 8 truckloads. I guess I'm going to have to try to get up early and get my work done before the day heats up too much. It's a ton of work but it's great exercise and it really does look so much better when it's all done.
But, let's get back to sewing. First, I got the gradient border on Summer Sunset. Now the quilt will finish about 96" square, exactly the way I wanted. You can see how huge the star is and that you lose some of the effect on the bed. Oh well, It will still look great in my dark orange bedroom. But for now, it's going to relax on the guest bed until I'm ready to quilt it. I'm expecting an order of cotton sateen wide backing in a month or so and I think I'll ice dye some of that for the back and see if I can make this a reversible quilt.
While I was finishing up, I pieced the back, cut the binding AND made the hanging sleeve for the small version. I want to get this one on the quilt frame soon and have it finished by the end of May.
I kept going and cut the binding for the big quilt and put all the leftover fabrics away and I have an empty bin!
Remember the animal print quilt I started earlier this month? The wide cuddle minky backing fabric arrived Friday so I decided to get it loaded and quilted. It only took a couple of hours and I think this Ebb and Flow panto is perfect. I'll have this one bound and finished to share by Wednesday!
Now I can officially start something new!
That something new is going to be adding a border to my vulture quilt that my best friend made for my birthday last year. I LOOOOOOVVVVVEEEEE this quilt and want it on my bed this summer but I also want it a little bigger so I'm going to add a piano key border in the colors of the vulture block frames. We found more of the same fabric that she used for the backing so this should be a really straight forward project to do.
I've even got the fabrics dyed and ready to go. These are all from the Color Wheel collection of fabrics.
But first I'm going to take a little diversion and do some serger projects. There will be some donation things, some pillowcases for gifts and some doll clothes for Ella. It's going to be very nice to do some quick projects this week. I'm starting with the mastectomy drain bags that I cut out a couple of weeks ago.
I'm trying to stay away from crochet for the week. My hands are bothering me a bit because I've been overdoing it. I've got a little road trip to Connecticut (with a pit stop in Lancaster, PA) coming up this weekend and I want to be able to take my crochet to do in the car and hotel. To do that I've got to get the tendonitis calmed down some. Maybe playing on the serger instead will help. I could also take the vulture quilt with me and work on removing the binding.
4/26/2021 12:37:50 pm
oh how nice going up to CT with a stop at Lancaster -I love that place - the old country store and other shopping sites - love it and it has been a long time since I was there.
4/26/2021 02:36:07 pm
Congratulations! It looks great! Love the different colors in the boarder.
4/27/2021 07:51:06 am
I have never added a border to an already finished quilt. But I have to say that taking off the binding would convince me that I didn't want to do it.
4/27/2021 09:06:24 am
You sure are busy! I can't even imagine spreading that much mulch. How many yards will it be altogether? The Summer Sunset quilt is so beautiful! I hope with all those thick seams you don't have any issues quilting it. With a good, sharp seam ripper it won't take too long to get the binding off the vulture quilt. I would be interested in how you are going to add the borders. I would think a quilt as you go method could be one way of doing it.
Marie Z Johansen
4/27/2021 01:38:49 pm
Wowowow! You have done it! What a great job on a spectacular quilt!
4/27/2021 02:19:02 pm
WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! That's going to be quite a gorgeous statement on your bed. It's stunning, and it's not even finished yet.
4/28/2021 09:32:58 am
WOW!!! That star quilt - just a stunner!!
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.