At the risk of having my fellow students think I was trying to win favor with the Professor and earn my place as Teachers Pet by submitting a very sparse Course List for the First Semester at Quilt University… which by the way would have been a really good idea had I thought of it – I have an Addendum.
My list was sparse only because I’ve been sick and was too lazy to trudge all the way up to the third floor where
all the evidence is my sewing studio is and the list I had started. So I confess… I just decided to wing it.
Now I don’t want anyone thinking I don’t have stuff to ‘finish’… I do. Most of it’s still packed though and since most of my stuff ends up as samples in a quilt shop – I usually move on to other things once the top is assembled – little ever gets done beyond that.
The last quilt that I completely finished was this one from Focus on Florals by That Patchwork Place… I worked on it while I was getting the MA house ready to sell and blogged about it – 3 years ago this month! (And I’ll say I just wasted an hour reading through my life back then… aahhh bittersweet.)
I finished it – sent it off to a long arm quilter in the area and it hung in the quilt shop for a long time – whilst I pack, sold my house, moved, packed and moved again, and then packed and moved again. I did get it back – actually picked it up this year… wait a minute – it isn’t completely finished – it still needs it’s binding. I’ve purchased binding twice because I didn’t really like what I selected the first time and bought different stuff when I picked it up… ADD THAT QUILT TO MY LIST! (I will have to go hunt for the binding – but it’s up there).
Well this post has gone astray – I was going to demonstrate how long it’s been since I actually finished things by showing you the last thing I finished. But even the things I’ve finished haven’t really been finished. Hmmm and in thinking about that and bindings – I do have a confession. I have several quilts that have bindings sewn on – and glue basted to the back – which in theory makes it easier to sew as it’s all in place and no pins or clips are involved. Certainly makes them look finished but the glue basting doesn’t hold up well in the washer. Ask me how I know this… there is a certain Circus Quilt involved.
OK - the Addendum.
I guess I’ll start with the bindings since I’m thinking about those right now…
MD – Focus on Florals – needs binding made and applied(picture above)
MD – Circus Quilt – trim threads from washing, glue baste the binding (again) and sew (somehow I don’t seem to have proof of this quilt? I’ll get a picture later)
MD – Homeward Bound from 30 (40?) Quick Cut Quilts by That Patchwork Place – glue basted binding needs to be sewn. Picture taken before quilting…
Trust me when I say there are many, many more that need finished bindings… when I find them I’ll add them to my list.
Here are some more of the things I believe I have on the list (upstairs) but forgot to submit…
PHD – Peas in a Pod out of a Kim Diehl book (brain not currently working and there’s that ‘stair thing’ so I’ll add details later), pieced blocks are done – only the appliqué to finish. Only… Ha, ha, ha… so why did I stop?
PHD – Serendipity out of the same Kim Diehl book details to follow. I have all the backgrounds pieced and am in the process of the machine appliqué. This picture doesn’t show the pieced sashing but it is pieced as well.
OK that is the Addendum… at least it’s the 1st Addendum.
As much as I hate that the antibiotic I’m taking now makes me feel bleah for a few hours and I can’t do much more than sit on this couch… I have been able to type this. But I do need to get my self in gear… whether I feel up to it or not.