Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sew Happy!

Before I forget it, there is a fascinating discussion of how to price your quilts for either sale or insurance purposes over here. Hunter's Design Studio is a blog that I've just discovered and I like it.

I spent a bit of time on my knees trimming the excess batting and backing off of that large scale log cabin that you saw me quilt last post.
You can see that we still have plenty of snowpack left!
Matthew snapped these pictures as the wind blew the corners up to show the turquoise/magenta/brown flannel backing.
It may be hard to see it, but I am kneeling on a small pillow!

Next stop was to apply the prepared brown plaid binding onto the front of the quilt with the sewing machine.
I am determined to not create yet another UFO!!!!
I got it all put on nicely and now have been hand-hemming down the binding on the back but I do not have a picture of that.
The other thing that I wanted to cheer about was this fabulous and huge basket that I scored for $4.99 at the big Goodwill store in Concord. Ain't it a beauty?
Now THAT is one Big Basket! I want to donate it to our guild's Penny Sale held during our October quilt show.

The guild will fill it with all kinds of goodies!
I also scored a fabulous King sized white flannel sheet for $3! Wow, what a great backing this will make.

And I gave myself permission to begin a new project using those sweet little charm packs that I've been buying lately. Wheeeeee!
I'm just putting on some "flippy corners" as Bonnie Hunter calls them, sewing diagonally across a 2 1/2 inch square on two adjacent corners to make some star points.
You can see in the above photo just to the right of my scissors is a stack of the bonus triangles where I sewed twice before clipping off the excess bulk. The fabric I chose for the star points is a Howard Marcus Collections For A Cause line by Moda.
I just cut a bunch of 2 1/2" squares and jumped in!
You can zoom in if you click on the pictures for a better view. Hope you are sew happy!


Janet O. said...

Log cabin looks great, Vic! Wow--you do still have a lot of snow!
What a basket. I would love that filled with quilty goodness! : )
What a clever use for charm packs!

Needled Mom said...

Love the Log Cabin! You guys DO have a lot of snow still.

Helen in the UK said...

Thanks for the link - very interesting site :)

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