Sunday, May 06, 2007

Day 5

Well I've had a busy day today. What about you guys?

First I finished this.

Susan showed the one she made yesterday and it made me think about mine and how close to finished it was. THEN I noticed I was 3rd from the top of the UFO Queen list on the Stashbuster Yahoo group. SO I put the borders on this and did a simple in the ditch quilting, turned the back to the front and stitched it down for binding and that's another UFO DONE-DONE! Okay so it's maybe not done all that good but it's a wall-hanging that won't see a lot of rough usage so I'm happy with the way I finished it off. And did I mention it's DONE!

Next I finished this.
I'm VERY happy with the way this turned out. And can I direct your attention to those blue things on the sides? Those are borders! Me the original border-challenged girl put them on right away! Maybe there's hope for me yet!

After I finished that I decided to take Vicky's advice and piece a back rather than submit myself to the challenge of only buying one backing at the LQS. It hasn't been pressed yet so it really is flatter than it looks in the picture. I'm really not much of a pieced back person and since this took me over 2 hours to do I probably won't be doing many more!

And just look at the mess it made in my clean (mostly) sewing room!This will get cleaned up Monday as I have more sewing that must be done tomorrow so I can get it in the mail Monday. First thing in the morning, Susan, I promise I'll be working on wonky letters. Then I need to finish the last 3 rows for my row swap so I can get them in the mail before postage goes up. In fact I have LOTS of things to prepare for mailing so I need to get all that done tomorrow too.

And lest you think I've forgotten my Chinese Coins I got a good number of stripsets done by using them as leaders/enders for my other sewing today. Just need to get them cut apart into the 6" wide strips.

And that's it for today. I was going to go visit a bunch of you tonight but it's late and I'm tired so I'm going to pack it in now. Sweet dreams. :-)


Fiona said...

You are on a roll now, Nancy and I love the finished top.

Vicky said...

Wow, what a productive day you had! I love the wallhanging. It's perfect. And that quilt is stunning! Good for you for not procrastinating on that border!! :) And I love love love that pieced backing! I didn't like doing them at first either, but they grew on me. Now I look forward to stash diving and busting for fabric for piecing them!

Great job!!!

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

As much as I am sure we ALL love your nice comments... it is also nice to see that you stayed away from your computer this week and got some sewing done! Yahoo - that means your back is probably feeling better, which is good news. Always fun to see what you are up to! Congrats on all your finishes!!



Sweet P said...

Wow! You did get a lot on Saturday. I hope you got a good night's rest. I love your redwork wall hanging.

Darlene said...

Wow, you have been busy, busy and incredibly productive. Bet it feels great.

I love your Jelly Roll Quilt and pieced backing is perfect. I love to do pieced backings.


tami said...

I am VERY impressed. Great way to get the most out of your day.

Mrs. Moody said...

Nancy that is truly amazing. I absolutely love that wallhanging. I also love what you did with that Moda fabric and setting it on point for the quilt. I need to take a picture of what I did with the exact same fabric (I used the Jelly Roll).

Alycia said...

I really like that 9patch and rails quilt - I am making up the name - but I still think it is gorgoeus! Keep up the good work!

Jeanne said...

You've been very busy. Love the nine patch quilt!