Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Packing

I draped a finished quilt over a chair to dry last night, and this is what I woke up to.  
 That helped me decide to get the binding on sooner rather than later before things started to get frayed or ravelly.  After much thought, I went to the 2.5 inch strip bin and pulled out a red strip, and orange strip, a yellow strip, all the way to the end of the rainbow.  The binding is all machine sewn now and ready for some slow stitching in the car.
 Of course, but the time that was done, it was too dark to get any good pictures.  Shorter days and cooler weather are really making it feel like winter around here.
Still going strong, I went ahead and put the last border on this year's sampler quilt.  Now all that remains is to applique down the tear drops.  More applique for the car?
Most people worry about clean laundry when they are getting ready for a trip.  I am madly trying to figure out which quilts I can get finished before it is time to leave.  

12 comments:

katie z. said...

I always intend to carry stitching with me on trips, but I generally fail as I'm too busy getting everyone else ready! I know we're traveling next month... Maybe if I plan now!

gayle said...

Perfect binding for that quilt!
I'm more likely to take knitting when traveling. I can knit without having to watch constantly, which helps me avoid getting carsick...

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Your pup knows comfort when he sees it.....:) Gorgeous quilt.

PugMom said...

Puggy tested and approved! My pug boys love their Momma's quilts too! Happy Thanksgiving!

Nancy, Romeo, Elvis and LarryPug!

Deb A said...

I did the same thing before my last trip to VT... and didn't stitch at all other than on the planes! Glad the quilt is pet approved.

Delighted Hands said...

Safe travels and Happy Thanksgiving! Many good stitching hours in travel; enjoy!

Bonnie said...

OOOhhh almost finished quilts! I always bring too much to work on and get little done. Hope you are more successful than me! Enjoy your trip.

Kathy's A Quilter said...

Happy stitching and safe travels.

Lorna McMahon said...

Just testing the quilt for comfort? Seems like it passed with flying colours! The scrappy rainbow binding is going to look fabulous on your Bulk Mail quilt. Have a great trip and happy stitching!

The Joyful Quilter said...

PERFECT option for the binding on Bulk Mail!!! It will just the right job for a car trip. A completed quilt is in your NEAR future!

Andee said...

Ah the life of a quilter!

Kate said...

Hope you get lots done in the car. I can't stitch in the car, I get car sick if I do.