Wednesday, November 28, 2018

At Least I Have Lots of Binding

Earlier last week, I decided it was high time to get going on my "to be quilted" pile.  I had 7 tops and backings waiting to be made into quilts.   So Monday I quilted  BasiX quilt with some wonderful swirls.  Always a great go to quilting all over design ;)

And things were going swimmingly and the machine was already loaded with red thread, so I figured keep things rolling and on Tuesday I quilted my Snowball Quilt.  I did my all over echoed paisley design on this one, and there is a little video tutorial over here for it if you are interested. 

And then on Wednesday, I figured why not go for three in a row.  So I loaded this little "leftover" quilt (I promise to share more on the name when I post the quilt ;)  and changed the thread out to my favorite 402 Pearl and quilted some all over Loose Feathers that I learned from Rebecca's tutorial.  And I can't wait to share more on this one ;)

And then we hit the Holiday's and all quilting came to a screeching stop.   But 3 wasn't bad, and come Monday, I figured I should keep riding the quilting title wave and load another quilt.   So I loaded my recent finish that will be my newest pattern release  (hopefully pretty soon) and opted for some custom quilting.   But halfway through the first row, I decided I didn't like a part of the custom quilting so out came the seam ripper.   I should have known then that things were spiraling down.   A while later with quilting ripping done, I pushed forward with renewed determination.   I finished the first row and loved it!!!!    Roll the quilt and onto the second row, when Wham!!!  Super Loud Noise and crunch.   I still don't know exactly what happened, but somehow the needle got loose and got caught in the thread guide and bent it right off the frame.  So ya, talk about a screeching stop!!!

A new part is on order, but until it arrives, my quilting roll will have to be put on pause.   At least I have 3 quilts to bind though while I wait for the part to arrive ;)    And I suppose that isn't to shabby.   And that means new quilt finishes to share soon!!!!  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting (or in my case Binding) day!!!! 
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  1. I am one of those weird quilters who would go nutty if I had seven tops ready. I generally baste two at the time but that was my limit until recently. Due to some scheduling things, I racked up three tops. I intended to baste all three one day but I was short on one of the backings. On the other hand, I would love to have all of your binding to do. I don't mind that part - perfect way to not feel so guilty watching evening tv! Good luck!

  2. Oh so sad!! I hate when you are on a roll and you hit a road block!! But yeah for 3 being closer to finishing!! I have 3 tops that need basting and quilting- am looking at January 1 quickly approaching and that is motivating me-would love to not have so many UFO’s to carry over to 2019!!

  3. Binding day for me too...cutting now and it will feel good with the quilt on my lap tonight as I hand stitch it on....chilly windy day!


  4. I have a pile to quilt too, but will have to wait till after the holidays. Love the quilting and the red thread, really beautiful. Our shop closed, so that is something I need to think of, if something goes wrong, a new place to go and nothing around us.


  5. Oh, no!! You were on such a roll! Your three finishes look sooooo good!

  6. A screeching halt in every sense of the word! But you did such lovely work and got three moved on to binding. Sounds like a big win for a holiday week.


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