Yesterday I sewed!
I need to start putting the vintage flower top together since the cleaning lady pointed out that it's been on the living room floor since Christmas. But before I set up the machine for that one I thought I'd get my first finish for 2017 and sew on the binding of a QOV.
It should have been done last night but then this happened. I'm short anout 20" of binding! This quilt was made with the leftovers of another QOV quilt and I gave all of the leftovers to this to a friend and she's made 2 veteran's quilts with them. So I don't have one extra inch of this fabric.
My first inclination was to search the web to find more of this blue. It's a older collection and the solids are not available anymore. Plus, with shipping, a half yard would probably cost about $20 and would delay me at least another week.
I decided that I needed to make do. Real quilters make do. Fabric dyers could actually dye a matching fabric. But that would take a few days and I want to get this done.
The back of this quilt is a hand dyed mottled fabric on dark navy blue and turquoise. I'e got lots of that leftover and I found this piece that is mostly dark blue.
It's not perfect but I think it will do just fine. This might be done today!
Tomorrow and Saturday are sewing days with Country School Quilters so I'll be working on my rainbow quilt for as long as I can last. This cold is still beating me up pretty thoroughly. I have heard from so many people who have had the same thing so I know it's just going to take time. I'm feeling a little better every day so that's all that matters.
All of the snow has melted and I'm drying all of the snow dyed fabric. It's so nice outside today that we will be able to open the windows for a few hours. The fresh air will probably help my cold more than anything.
1/12/2017 11:43:30 am
it looks like it will work to me - and you know after it is all finished I bet most will not notice.
If it's like the virus going around here, it is horrible. We've been passing around three strains of it since Christmas Eve, and I'm ready to lose my mind! (Mostly kidding, a little bit not.). John has missed a whole week of school because first I was too sick to drive him, and now he's sick. Ugh!
1/12/2017 01:16:24 pm
a similar "oops" happened to me, the binding was a dark grey - I had no more - there were several shades of grey in the quilt, so I used a light grey grunge piece just to shake things up - worked out wonderfully. I think a bright red piece would have been beautiful I would even have pieced a strip of multiple colors matching the "coins" in your quilt and used that in the binding gap.
1/12/2017 02:54:20 pm
Looks good from where I am sitting!
1/13/2017 08:47:10 am
Good morning Vicki.....The lucky recipient of this quilt will probably never notice the 'ooops', but will be forever thankful for the kindness of the donating quilter. I commend you and all the quilters who participate in the QOV program.
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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.