Sunday, August 23, 2015

Binding Time

There were three quilts hanging over the frame yesterday waiting for a turn at quilting.  This one was the smallest, so it got to go first. It started as a drawer of extra string and crumb blocks from my men's shirts phase.  The homespuns for the borders were really stretchy to work with.  I am thinking about blue for the binding.  As soon as I get it sewn on I will be able to settle in for some calm hand sewing time.  When I wasn't quilting this yesterday I got lots of laundry done, took Ryan to play practice and puttered around in the sewing room.  So nice to have a calm and peaceful weekend.  The men folk are off to Dungeons and Dragons this afternoon and Anna has a date.  That will just leave Sydney and I at home.  

20 comments:

Vicki W said...

It may be from leftovers but it's still a really nice quilt. Your layout made leftovers special!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

I just love string quilts! So fun to make also! Enjoy your slow stitching

Deb A said...

Love relaxing weekends! A date? Wow, she is really growing up fast. Enjoy your binding time today. I will be tilling a garden =).

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love, love scrappy quilts.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a cozy quilt that will be! Enjoy your binding time. It's one of my favorite parts of the quilting process!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

That is such a cozy looking quilt. Enjoy your finishing up :)

Quilter Kathy said...

Love the wonky randomness of the blocks around the outside... so "liberated"!!
Enjoy your relaxing binding today!

Sheila said...

LOVE your scrappy quilt!!!

Cathy said...

What a great use of those extra strings and crumbs. It looks rather vintage.

Kaja said...

What a great quilt. I like the mix of strings and wonky blocks, and really love the little tan/brown accents.

Kate said...

Very fun quilt. Enjoy your slow stitching today.

Donna said...

This is a lovely quilt. No waste either.

Delighted Hands said...

How you've made the scraps shine! A real beauty here!

CathieJ said...

This quilt looks great. I think the blue binding will look great. Enjoy your stitching.

Nell's Quilts said...

Sounds like a perfect Sunday afternoon. Enjoy.

Ivani said...

I love string quilts, and it looks great the way you make this one, great layout. Hugs

gayle said...

I love string quilts, too, and this one looks terrific! Enjoy your binding, which is always a nice peaceful process.

Jennie in GA said...

You have been so busy lately, I am sure that a little quiet time feels like a vacation!!

Wonky Girl said...

Your "left overs" string quilt is wonderful. A friend gave me a dozen of her husbands shirts to make a remembrance quilt. Lots of plaid shirts, perhaps I'll make a string quilt like yours.

The Cozy Quilter said...

Quilts from leftovers are so much fun! I made 7 shirt quilts from my FIL's shirts for family memebers after he died. They are full of memories.