This has been a week of finishes for me. All week I have felt so behind, but in writing this post I realized I’ve gotten a lot done! So, let’s get to it and I’ll share my finishes.
First up is this witch-y bee block. Cindy asked for her block to be made with halloween fabrics in orange and purple, with black as a background. I must say, I am loving this block! I can’t wait to see the entire quilt together.
I also finished the quilting and binding on the quilt my sister sent to me to finish. I call it Birds & Butterflies because of the cute blocks in the quilt; I’m not really sure what she is going to name it. I really like having a stash of solids to use – I was happy to have the perfect solid to use for her binding.
Since we’re talking about bindings…..I finished both of the fleece football quilts this week. I started to attach the binding the way I normally do, by hand, but soon started worrying if that was a good idea given the stretchy-ness of the fleece. Sooooo, I had to find a easy and good looking way to machine bind these two quilts. I found this tutorial by Wasn’t Quilt in a Day and it worked beautifully. I’m so happy with the way the binding looks, especially since this was the first time I’ve attached a binding by machine.
Please ignore all the lint, I haven’t cleaned this one up yet.
And last, but certainly not least, hubby and I picked strawberries twice this week. I made 36 jars of jam and put seven quarts of berries in the freezer. We are on strawberry overload right now. Yum!
I think this has been a pretty productive week and I’m excited to have these projects finished. Next week I get to quilt a stained glass window wallhanging. I’m auditioning threads for it right now and will be ready to start soon.
Here’s a quick peak of the top. I’m thinking radiating lines from behind the cross in a shimmery thread. What do you think?
Have a great weekend everyone!