Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Binding progress { Long }

I have made some great progress this weekend on my Christmas present quilts.
 I planned on binding at least 5.  I ended up binding 6 and started on the 7th!

Here's the stack last Friday.
The first finish was by machine.
I rarely bind by machine but I am getting the hang of it!
Baby Boy Quilt #3.
This is from the book Baby Fats by Cracker Jack Quilts. You can make 4 quilts from 24 fat quarters.
It's a great baby quilt book!
I had this quilted last year but finally put the binding on it.
I plan on taking 2 baby girl and 2 baby boy quilts with me this weekend.
My sister is having a baby early next year and I want to give her one.
The stinker knows the sex but won't reveal it until Thanksgiving Day.
So I am going prepared.
Now the other reason is that my cousin is having a baby soon. She's due December 3rd.
She doesn't not know the sex yet so I am leaving a boy and girl quilt with my mom to give her once the baby arrives.
And no, for some reason the thought of making yellow and green gender neutral quilts...hadn't crossed my mind before this last month.
For the record, future baby quilts will be made in yellow and green fabric such as the new Bunny Hill Lilly and Will fabric from Moda.
2nd finish was this Urban Couture quilt.
I had already sewn the binding to the front of the quilt and needed to flip and stitch to the back so this was sewn by hand.

My 3rd quilt is an Eye Spy quilt. This is a panel from Wal-Mart from about 8 years ago. I bought all they had left. My oldest daughter had a blanket like this that she destroyed. I made her a replacement. It's still mostly intact now that she's 9!
When she saw this one complete....she did comment "you're not giving that away are you?"...LOL I guess she's thinking she might need it for the future? LOL she's quite attached to this quilt.
At any rate, I bought more panels to make future quilts because it seemed so popular.
I have only 1 more left!
4th finish is 1974 quilt. Named after the fabric line by Moda.
It's one of the first ultra retro modern lines that Moda released.
I LOVE IT. It is extremely hard for me to part with this quilt.

1930's Scrappy Log Cabin was finished completely by machine.
I used all my scraps of 30's 2.5" strips, this is from LONG before jelly rolls and other pre-cuts.
I didn't put a dent in my 30's scraps with this either.
There are 2 more that I bound, the Kaffe fat quarter quilt and the Dance with Me Fat Quarter Quilt.
Plus another that I am hand stitching the binding on to. Hope to take pictures Thursday.
I didn't just bind all weekend either.
I made banana bread, artisan bread and a new batch of dough to take for Thanksgiving and bake fresh that morning, and Andes Mint cookies. I stitched bindings while they baked!
You'd be surprised how much you can get done 'waiting'.
To say the least my 'first' Christmas rush is nearly over. Tonight will be finishing the last binding, label and maybe watch Dancing with the Stars!!
I can't wait to give all these quilts to my family.
Is it Wednesday yet?


Shannon said...

Wow, you finished a lot. Good for you!!

pioneervalleygirl said...

wow, kudos to you for a productive post. I don't know that I have the focus/energy to do 6 bindings in a weekend (it's not my favorite step in the process)

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

WOW! I'm impressed! You have been really busy! :)

Karen said...

Vickie, you are amazing! These quilts look wonderful. Don't you love using up scraps and stash? And, better than that is actually finishing things!

Have fun quilting!


Sandy said...

Wow, I feel so inadequate right now!! LOL. It does feel good to accomplish so much. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

WOW!! So on a roll!! I love your 1974 quilt! I have a jelly roll and charm pack from that line and I haven't used it yet. One of these days I will bust it out.

Karin said...

And you sleep WHEN?! Your family is going to be spolied with all of those fabulous quilts! My head is spinning from all you have accomplished.

Quilt Hollow said...

Lots of beautiful finishes!!!

Sarah Craig said...

Awesome!!! I wish I could be as productive!!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Gee whiz...I just put the binding on 1 quilt and thought I was ALL THAT :) LOL Congrats on so many finishes!

Carol in E TN said...

You have been a busy girl! Have a great Thanksgiving/Christmas with your family.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Congratulations on accomplishing binding all those lovely quilts! All those "warm hugs" for little ones are going to be appreciated by their parents. Binding is one of my favorite things!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Wowzer! Congratulations on so many great finishes! Happy Thanksgiving!

Joyce said...

What a beautiful sight. They all look so happy:) Hope you have a wonderful and blessed holiday.

WoolenSails said...

You have been very busy making a lot of beautiful quilts.
I do love the ispy one, is that machine pieced? That would be a nice design for a charity quilt.


on vacation with di and Paul said...

You are a binding princess...or should I say Queen. It's good to be queen. Wish I had your determination. So many crafts, so little time.

Carol said...

Wow, you have been busy! I especially love your Urban Couture quilt. I am hoping that I will get the hang of doing all of the binding by machine soon (even though I do like to hand sew it to the back).

Dandelion Quilts said...

You go girl, way to get that binding done.

Carol in E TN said...

PS---can I be your sister?

Michele said...

You have made some beautiful quilts!

SewCalGal said...

Wow, are you a busy girl. Beautiful. I love the feeling of finishing binding on a quilt. These are going to make wonderful Christmas presents too. Love the colors!


Alicia said...

Way to make progress! Enjoyed seeing your finishes. I plan on having several myself this weekend! I'm quiltin' like a crazy woman!

Tracey said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so impressed and can I say, a little jealous!! Way to go!