We'll see how long I can hold out :)
On another front, I've been quilting my heart out lately. First up, a quilt I have been making for my Mom (for her birthday that has since passed - go figure!). I showed her my progress on her b-day - I was done piecing the front and back, I just hadn't quilted it yet. It is now quilted (see below about quilting) and I finished up the binding this morning.
The quilt is from a pattern called, "Social Networking" from Quilt Soup. I saw it in a local fabric shop about a year ago, bought the fabric and pattern, and let it sit until January or so. Then decided I should make quilts using fabric sitting around my house instead of buying new fabric (although I LOVE new fabric!!!) My hubby was getting a bit annoyed with the stacks and stacks of fabric sets. One down - a few more to go.
It took me most of the morning to do the binding. I've gotten faster at hand-stitching the binding, but sometimes wish I had a better ability to machine sew it down instead. (I've tried and it is fairly ugly when I get done).
The front was from a pattern and I just threw together a pieced backing with leftover fabric. Not sure what happened, but somehow I ended up with quite a bit of "extra fabric. While I generally a, annoyed with myself when I do this, it did make piecing a back much easier than normal!
I love this cabinet - it is in my entry way. I finally made a quilt that matched it perfectly and could use it as a background.
I had my acquaintance, Clora, quilt this for me - my machine and I just fight when I try to quilt a quilt over about 50". This one is more like 70x65 or so and thought she would be able to make it cuter and complete it faster than I. I took (3) rather large quilts to her house and she quilted all 3 in about 4 hours!!!!
More completed quilts to post soon! (I need to go back to binding one more and quilt and bind one other sitting around.
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