I was able to get the binding on the owl quilt last night. The back is a pink polka dot flannel so I didn't want to use the cream fabric that was on the front. Lucky for me when I made my 9 patches I cut out more than I needed. I thought I did good using it in the border - that cut it down quite a bit. After I used it on the binding I had only one square left. My luck usually doesn't work that way.
I put my pineapple quilt together over the weekend - I still need to put the border on.
I thought I might make it a little wider than normal and do some applique
It was paper pieced and this is a picture of how it looked before the paper was taken off.
Took my husband 3 nights to get it all off. He stayed up late last night just to have it finished.
My daughter needed a quilt for a friend. I had the owls done and all I needed to do was add borders and quilt it. Simple task - no problem.
So over the weekend I played around with different ideas for the border and settled on this.
I also embroidered the name and B-date.
Found backing and batting yesterday (off work for MLK day).
Put it in the frame and went to town.
Now I know it isn't a big quilt but it is a quilt just the same and I managed to get it quilted in a day.
But like most of my endeavors something has to suffer. The house is a wreck (nothing unusual), I also did 5 loads of clothes - which are piled up on the couch and I didn't cook any dinner. For that matter I didn't even eat dinner (which won't hurt me in the least)
Now I need to get the binding on by Friday. I have a bunch of leftover squares that I thought would look great.
I can't believe how little I've gotten done lately.
My daughter and 4 grandchildren came down for a week after Christmas and that was nice.
While they were here I did manage to get my star pieces put together.
This is made using dupioni silk. I made it about 15 years ago but I wasn't happy with the way it went together. So a friend of mine ripped it apart and I put it back together by paper piecing. I have all the points done for now. I'll finish it later.
I'd like to say it's a Texas Star but it has 7 points not 8.
I'm still having trouble with my computer and can't get on to post. I've done something (usually do)