Sunday, October 11, 2015

Thanksgiving Weekend and some finishes

It's our Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and this quilter has a lot to be thankful for.  God, Family and Friends first come to mind.  And of course, my new home, new neighbourhood, my job, freedom (I think of this because our federal election is coming up next week and I'm thankful that we live in a free and democratic country!!).  And I'm also thankful that I have a quilting hobby that keeps me calm and happy.

This weekend I decided that before the big family dinner on Monday night, I needed to finish some quilt projects that are stalled at the border or binding stage.

I started first with cutting on my Accuquilt GO all the strips for the borders for all quilts.  Then on to some finishes.  First across the finish line is the rail fence scrappy quilt that needed borders.

This will be a charity quilt and I will undoubtedly just gift it as is as there are a couple of long arm quilters who will take tops and finish them before gifting them.

This one used a lot of two inch strips, not that you'd know by the number of strips remaining in my stash!!

Next up, I added some binding to three quilts which are ready for TV time/stitching time.

And finally, I got the three borders sewn on to my One Block Wonder.  The bias edges made this tricky but I'm hoping that my 'measure through the middle' corrected some of the warble on these borders.

"Cooper approved".  He particularly likes the hexie in the bottom right corner.  ;)

I'm so happy to have this quilt top done.  I now need to find some backing fabric and then I will be sending it out for quilting.  I've decided to add the original fabric (before hexies transformed it) to the hanging sleeve.  I have decided that this one will be going in our quilt show next year. 

Not bad for a sewing Saturday hey?

It's now time to clean up the diningroom where I have spread out for these larger projects so that the family can enjoy our first thanksgiving dinner in the new house.

Until next time,