Thursday, October 18, 2012

Countdown to the quilt weekend!

Chances are by the time you read this, I'll be unpacking at my quilt weekend. Or perhaps everything will be set up and I'll be sewing. Or else it will be lunch time and Marion, Joannie, and I will be heading out for some Chinese food and a trip to the fabric store!

In preparation for three days of sewing, I made bindings on Monday night.
I have a dozen quilts that came back from the machine quilter quite a while ago that need to be bound. Why aren't they finished? Probably because they weren't intended as gifts, therefore no deadlines are attached to them, so they keep going to the bottom of my "to do" list.

My pile of quilts to that need binding!
On Wednesday night I did finish one of the twelve, but it only needed one strip of binding. I had gotten it almost finished several months ago, but I hadn't cut enough binding strips and I misplaced the fabric. I literally needed about eight inches. On Tuesday night, Larry Pug and I were hanging out upstairs while Mike watched the Presidential debates with Romeo and Elvis and I found the missing fabric right under my nose. One down!

Tonight I went to my regular Thursday night quilt group, which I jokingly refer to as "Stitch and Bitch". Only four of us showed up, so there was plenty of room to spread out and get a lot of work done. I put one more binding together and then I sewed binding to the back of two more of the quilts. I bind my quilts completely by machine. I still need to sew it to the front, but now two more are half-done! Several of the quilts are small so I anticipate getting a lot done.

Looking forward to reporting on my progress!

Pugs and kisses,


  1. I'm so jealous...have fun quilting all weekend!

  2. Lots of great things going on your way. Have a super weekend.

  3. Binding is my least favorite part. I think I'd have a nervous breakdown if that pile was in front of me, LOL. Congrats on 12 finishes that weren't gifts... that's awesome!

  4. Those bindings looks so beautiful! I think you need a lot of patience for binding, I tried it a couple of times and... never want to do it again, lol!