I can’t believe it is March already! I just looked and I haven’t posted since February 1!
I have been very busy….my mother had hip replacement surgery on February 14 so I have been helping her out plus feeding horses twice a day at her place. Then the following week we had the dreaded stomach virus run through the house, so I spent a couple of nights up with kids in the bathroom getting way too intimate with the toilet. Then we have had a couple of snow days plus two more days of scheduled no school. All that to say, I knew I wouldn’t have much quilting time this month….and I didn’t!
Here is what I had lined up for last month:
- Bind Clark’s quilt – DONE!
- Finish quilting and binding on 4-patch Pineapple quilt – Quilting done
- Finish piecing and borders on Easy Street – piecing done
- OPQG Spiderweb string quilt – not done
- Quilt Ann H’s QOV – almost finished
- Quilt my Mystery QOV – not done
I finished up the binding on Clark’s quilt last night and the piecing on the main part of Easy Street the afternoon before.
I decided on this blue/teal fabric that has been in my stash for quite a while. I bought it originally to use as a border for my Bowtie Blues quilt before I decided to make it smaller. I first tried my cat fabric that you see at the bottom of this picture.
I didn’t like the colors in the cat fabric with the top – the greens made it all too “green-y” if that makes sense. I put the teal fabric down to compare and much preferred the darker look. I will use the cat fabric for part of the backing.
The quilting on my 4-patch pineapple quilt is done, but I am debating on the binding. I am thinking of adding piping to it as the outer border is black and binding will be black also. I think it would add a spark to the finished quilt, but don’t know if I am ambitious enough to add the piping or if I would just rather get it done.
I haven’t cleaned the chalk off the top yet, so you still see faint lines from the white chalk where I quilted feathers in the outside border and the center diamond. The rest is stitched in the ditch. Here’s a funny one – while I was quilting it I noticed that I trimmed two different strips wrong while making the blocks. There are two strips that are wider than they should be and two that are too narrow. I never noticed it while making the blocks or piecing the top! Just goes to show that I am definitely NOT perfect! 🙂
Ann H’s QOV is on the machine and should be done today. I will pass it on to someone else to finish up the binding.
I don’t have pictures of Clark’s quilt yet. I like to wait until it is washed. I will get those and pictures of Ann H’s QOV up sometime this week or the first of next week.
So, what do I need to get done this month?
- Label Clark’s quilt
- OPQG Spiderweb string quilt
- Bind 4-patch pineapple quilt
- Finish borders on Easy Street
- Quilt Easy Street
- My mystery QOV quilted
That is plenty for this month. The kids are out of school for an entire week for spring break this month, so I won’t get any quilting done that week….I also know I won’t get everything on the list finished either!
Hop on over to Patchwork Times to see what every one else has been up to!