Monday, January 28, 2013

January Quilt List...a B

I stayed pretty focused on my list this month.  Only two slight diversions!

First, I made the binding for the Scrappy trip around the world.  Don;t ask me why it took so long!  Still haven't sewn it down but I am closer to a finish!  I ended up using red...think I'll like it.

Second, I handed off Orca Bay and Material Obsessions to my friend to be long arm quilted!  which I guess means I should start thinking of making more binding....a lot more binding!
                                                                                       Material Obsession,,,,

Third, I pieced a backing for Charleston Baskets.  I'm going to hand quilt this one using Perl cotton and a large stitch.  I want it to have lots of texture!  Next step is to baste it....need to pick out a good long movie for this task!
                                                                 Charleston Basket....
I basted my little quilt, Crayon Rows.  I had an extra incentive to do that as I presented a program on basting quilts to my guild!  I'm going to machine quilt this one.
                                                                                               Crayon Rows
                                                                                 Donation Quilt pieced background
Lots of progress was made on the donation quilt.   All of the backgrounds are pieced!  Feel like I've already "made" a quilt!   Kits were made up for all of the blocks and the borders.  Half were given to volunteers to applique early in the month and the remainder will be distributed on Saturday.   Still need to figure out what the added inner border will be...goal is to have the top finished by June!  This is the first time I have used this much gray in a quilt...

So what were the distractions?  Well, a friend was diagnosed with breast cancer so we made a "care quilt" with lots of inspirational messages to keep her spirits up during radiation therapy.  The other diversion is not as commendable ..it is that darn internet!  V over at Bumblebee quilting is doing a challenge using linen tea towels as a center medallion   I have lots of those towels so I rationalized it as "but I will not be buying anything for this challenge...."  (hey, I can hear you snickering!)

8 comments:

Cathy said...

Whoa! You've accomplished a whole lot!!! Congrats on each one! All very nice~ ♥

Janet O. said...

I am impressed with it all, but every time I see that Charleston Baskets I am struck with awe again!
Rationalization works for me--over and over again! : )

Frog Quilter said...

Love all your pictures. The colors are beautiful.

The tops rock..Liz

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Wow lots going on and many beautiful quilts being made! Well Done!

cityquilter grace said...

oh sio, we have all said that i do believe....

Vicki said...

Love the charleston baskets. ESP since I live near charleston. Where can I find the pattern.. I googled it but didn't find. Vicki

Jeanne said...

I think you had a very productive January. You need to grade on a scale. LOL They are all beautiful quilts. Sorry about your friend being diagnosed, but hope she recovers quickly.

sewkalico said...

Diversions or not, you are doing very well!!