Well, you can call it progress… or not. My machine is still not up and running. I haven’t had time to work on it with everything else going on…plus I just got the part in yesterday. Oh well. Hopefully I can work on it this morning!
Meanwhile I have gotten a few other things finished. Here is what I have been up to on the actual quilt front:
Easy Street is a flimsy! I love this top and am so glad I used white for the backgrounds instead of the black on whites that Bonnie used in her original. Finished size is 102″ by 102″, just a little larger than Bonnie’s. I am working on piecing the back and should be done with it soon.
As you can see, Clark’s quilt has been washed and will be going home to him soon. I really like this quilt and am tickled with the way it turned out.
As you can see, the fleece back and wool batting make for a very full binding! It is round, not flat at all!
The next two quilts aren’t actually mine. The first, this yellow string quilt, was made with leftovers from our 2013 guild opportunity quilt. I posted about that quilt here, and we just found out the original quilt, The Piecemakers’ Web, was juried into Paducah. We are so excited!
Meanwhile this lap quilt will be raffled off within our guild for the next few months and will go to one lucky winner. There are quite a few fabrics there that are from my stash and I recognize fabrics from others. I just picked this quilt up this week. Peggy T. did the binding and labeled it and I am just holding it until the next meetings and until it can go home to its new owner.
Peggy also had this next quilt to bind. The top was donated by JoAnne S. from our quild and was destined for a QOV. I did the quilting last summer and gave it to Peggy to bind (funny story – I had forgotten I quilted it last summer and had already given it to Peggy to bind. I put it on my 2013 First Quarter Finish-A-Long list and went to find it to quilt…and couldn’t!) . When I got it back Monday the first thing I did was to stick it in the washer before I put a label on it.
Unfortunately that was a big mistake. I think perhaps the gal who made the top didn’t prewash the fabrics and the red bled into the white on about 1/2 – 2/3 of the quilt. It was a UFO for her and could have been who-knows how old, and I had it for a year before I got it quilted. I am sure that doesn’t help. I have now washed it a couple of times trying to get the red out, but it hasn’t shown much progress yet.
The damage doesn’t show well here, but the red is pretty obvious in person. You can probably see that a lot of the white has a definite pink cast to it. I may try washing it again three or four times and see what that does. Otherwise it will end up going to a different home. I just don’t feel right giving a damaged quilt to a veteran for his service, however, I am sure I will find someone else to gift it to.
The other big finish for me this week is that my business taxes are totally done, which is a great feeling as the Hunter has been waiting on me. Does that count for a Finish it up Friday? 🙂