Saturday, December 12, 2015

Frantic Finishing

 So I was having trouble with the quilt frame.  I had split the rails in order to set it up to a smaller size which would fit in the sewing studio/guest bedroom.  Splicing them back together to get the frame back to full width was a bit of a problem, so I ordered a set of replacement rails.  I thought that they would be here last week, but they won't arrive until Wednesday.  So instead, I went back to the list and worked again on getting some more flimsies ready to finish.
Broken Dishes Stars was first up this morning.  These were bonus HST triangles that got put together a while ago.  I never had just the right border fabric, so instead I pulled out two random greens and got it finished up.  This is a small quilt, meaning the backing fabric came from a single width of fabric -- no piecing involved!  It is layered and pin pasted.  I think this will be my next hand quilting project.
Next up were the Chevron Postage Stamps.  The blocks have been sewn together for a while now.  There was some hot pink flannel yardage on the hanger with the quilt, so I stretched that out with some extra green plaid flannel and it is ready to go.  Lizzie is my always patient helper in trying out anything on the floor.  
 Here is the finished flimsy with a small grey border, ready to go on to the frame whenever it is free again.

So obviously I wasn't the one who ended up taking Sydney down to West Palm for lacrosse today.  Kurt volunteered to drive her down.  They have more games tomorrow, so they are in a hotel overnight.  That means more sewing time for me!  Can't wait.  

8 comments:

Dasha said...

love the effect of the green variants in the broken dishes stars. Very effective.

Deb A said...

It's good Daddy/daughter time =) Enjoy the sewing. The quilts are really coming together for you this December. I am doing prep work as I try and 'organize' or at least partially tidy up the quilting room this afternoon. Found purples for the corners... now to dig for the pink!

katie z. said...

Good luck with the frantic finishing! I've finished my second quilt for the month, and have at least two to go. I hope I can work them in between all the other frantic running of this time of year.

Ellen said...

It's too bad the replacement rails are delayed but you are doing great moving things along and getting them ready for quilting. Your little pooch seems to be quite happy modeling your work!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your progress.

Delighted Hands said...

You have been a quilting factory-so nice to see everything come together! Too bad on the frame rails-you are on a roll!

Mystic Quilter said...

You are racing along with your finishes - beautiful Postage Stamp set this way.

Kate said...

Wow, you are really lining up those projects for finishing.