Monday, May 31, 2010

Design Wall Monday #22

What's on my design wall?
A finished quilt top (some people call these "flimsies")!
This was from the Ladies of the Evening class I attended in March. I added in 8 extra blocks using fabric from my stash. It didn't take long to finish it up since I had pieced the borders in April.
In spite of the warm weather and DH's pnuemonia (which was much better yesterday), it seems I have been accomplishing a lot lately. I finished this quilt  last week and have also finished the hand quilting on this quilt (after 18 years)!   And this weekend, I even sewed the binding on it! I don't know if you can see how similar the border fabric (with a blue background) and the binding fabric (with a peach background) are, but I cannot believe I found this fabric!
I was sewing some BOM kits for guild meeting in April and realized how similar one of the fabrics was to my border fabric. I emailed the BOM coordinator and she had some extra fabric that I could trade. I had looked for binding fabric for about 15 years and there it was right in the guild stash!
Binding is one of my favorite parts of quiltmaking, so I will enjoy working on it during the cooler evenings this week.
Hop on over to Judy's blog and see what other quilters have on their design wall today.

13 comments:

Dawn-Marie said...

Oh a finised quilt and a hand quilted quilt. That must feel awesome. Someday when the kids are grown and gone I will hand quilt a quilt. They all look great! Hope everyone stays healthy!

Laurie said...

Good job, I love the buzz saw pattern. Good job finishing.

Heather said...

What a wonderful feeling to finish. I also enjoy doing the binding. Probably it's the sense of completion that comes with it.

ginaquilts said...

Congratulations on the finishes! It must feel great to finish a hand quilting project after so many years! You have my permission to eat lots of chocolate today to celebrate!

Gari said...

Great quilts! And such a sense of accomplishment. I, too, love finishes but I really don't enjoy doing the binding. And now that it is hot here, it is hard to sit under a quilt for as long as it takes to sew it on. But I do it.

scraphappy said...

That is a lot of finishes. I'm sure that can only mean one thing, time to start something new! The buzz saw quilt looks great. I hope the quilting goes well. How funny that you found just the right binding fabric after all this time.

Jeanne said...

Good way to end May or begin June! :-) Love the buzz saw quilt. I have the same floral fabric that you used in your hand quilted project.

Barb in Mi said...

Wohoooo! 18 years in the making and now finished - this must feel incredible! Good for you! Persistence is the name of the game...

Wendy said...

Way to go on the finishes. Love that buzz saw quilt.

Cindy said...

Love those scrappy buzz saw blocks.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love your flimsey...the soft muted tones play so nicely together!

Diane said...

ohh..I like all the things you've got going on there

Thelma said...

Love the buzz saw quilt, great job...that reminds me, mine's been at the quilter's awhile now....I sure would like to have it back home!