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Friday, June 11, 2010

Marking This One Finished!

I really think binding is my favorite part of the quilting process. I love it when a quilt is finished. Looking back through my blog/journal I see this top shown as my first Design Wall Monday post of 2010 and quilting was finished in May. It had been aging for too long and now it will be folded and put away until it is gifted to it's new owner. I had to explain to Louie that he was not the new owner. He is looking rather sad about that. Don't feel sorry for him, he claims all the quilts. Kind of like another child of mine.

This quilt is one of my new favorites. Everything was from the stash. The thread was the last of a cone with just enough to fill a bobbin for my sewing machine and various bobbins were emptied of 3 different colors within the same color family. I used the very last of the polyester batting-yeah-and tested my new favorite pantograph called Alfresco by Lorien Quilting. (The link will take you to my favorite quilting supply store aka Columbia River Quilting.)

Next up to finish is one of two secret projects I've been working on. One is almost to the quilting stage and one just needs the binding sewn down so it can go in the mail. I have to hurry because sometimes it's really hard for me to keep a fabulous quilt a secret.


The Sewing and Knitting Loft said...

I like that quilt!

Diane said...

OMgosh I love the leader/ender!! good for you 2 finishes!!

Julie in the Barn said...

That first one is just wonderful, my favorite style of quilt. You got it finished very quickly going by my time scale! You zipped right along. Congrats for two great finishes. Can't wait to see your secret projects.

Julie in the Barn said...

Oh..I guess the second shot is the back! Even better. I often use the dregs on spools of thread to fill bobbins for the piecing process., all different colors. The quilting police would have a field day with me.