Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday Gear Shift

 First up on the agenda today is sewing down some binding.  Thanks to 7 missed days of school, there is a stack of 5 finished quilts awaiting my attention.
 Leap year now has a border.  I pulled out some potential backing fabrics, but as I am out of batting right now, I couldn't really get this one much further right now.
 Lizzie came to give it her seal of approval.
 She has to check out every quilt that is on the floor.
Speaking of quilts on the floor, the RSC16 row by row sampler got sewn together yesterday.
Still working on "holiday" energy, I pulled out this collection of postage stamp stars which have been finished for a while now.  They even had matching cornerstones, but just needed sashing strips.  I went with a grey star pattern.  Instead of extending it throughout the quilt, I decided that I would try some random 2.5 in strips to create a border feel.  I think I like it.  I was about halfway through sewing these all together yesterday when my sewing machine started acting up.  Maybe I tired her out?  I'm sure a little extra TLC will have her back at it before you know it.  
I'm off to check out Slow Stitching Sunday and Oh Scrap! before the day gets out of control.  School starts again tomorrow.  It is going to be a huge shock to everyone's system to get back to something resembling normal again.  

15 comments:

Kate said...

Lots of fun stuff to work on during slow stitching Sunday. Congrats on all the progress. Enjoy the back to normal tomorrow. You are probably ready, but I'm sure there a few kiddos that are groaning about having to go back.

Jayne said...

You have been so busy! All three quilts are so gorgeous...just as Lizzie! The last step is the binding! Good luck finishing!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I'm so impressed with everything you've gotten done throughout your break! Since I love to sew binding, I would enjoy being in your shoes! I like how your 2016 sampler turned out, and also really like the sashing and border you've decided on for the stars quilt. Enjoy one more day!

The Cozy Quilter said...

I love hand stitching the binding on a quilt! You have lots of binding to keep you busy for a month of slow stitching!

Anne Ida said...

Oh gosh! You've got some wonderful quilts there! And several yards of binding to get through. Hope your sewing machine will feel better soon! Enjoy your sewing time

Terri said...

Good to hear that school is back on.... that does mean normal.
Hugs

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

So glad things are getting back to normal for you. But you have done a great job using the disruption to get a lot done. Love how your circle quilt is looking. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

Design Originals by KC said...

Glad you are recovered from Irma... and ready for the kids to go back to school! lol I recall those days... do you still scrapbook?? I have some nice scrapbooking things I could destash to you depending on what you use... just email me or message me on facebook... I keep it up most of the time and check it more than email :)
I love all your quilty projects ... I love the border outside and your sashing and cornerstones on your last quilt you showcased :) I like your quilting period though!!!
Have a blessed weekend and Enjoy normal ... thanks for sharing about Oh Scrap... I have some scrappy projects coming up.. does she do a linky every sunday or only once a month?? Lots of info in the post I know but I look forward to getting answers from you too! Kathi

Angie in SoCal said...

Five to bind - wow did you sew those days off! Love every one of them.

Deb A said...

I think you need to stock up on batting.... Looks like we may be doing this again in a week or two! Great job on the progress.

CathieJ said...

So glad that you made beautiful use of school being closed. These quilts are so very pretty.

The Joyful Quilter said...

I like the arrangement of your RSC16 Quilt. For some reason, I thought it was sewn together last time you posted a photo. Congrats! on getting that AND your Quilty 366 sewn into tops. LOVE what you've done with your Postage Stamp Stars!!! (May have to copy that with some blocks of my own.)

Jo said...

You made the most of your forced holiday.

Judy Biggerstaff said...

I need some batting too. Nice job on your projects.

Julie said...

Good thing your power was on, and you made use of your time. Having something positive come out of a bad situation can reframe it a bit in our minds. Here's hoping the hurricane season is short, the quilting season is long, and life gets back to a more normal schedule for you.