Piles of Unfinished Stuff This Week

Normally I quilt on one project until it’s done, but these past few weeks that has not been the case. It’s Work In Progress Wednesday!

Whole Cloth Quilt Front

I started the red/purple whole cloth quilt last week and got it all quilted up, but I can’t decide how to bind it. I think I want to bind it in matching velvet, because, why not! Any thoughts? I am afraid to introduce anything much to it, but I don’t want to be boring.

Whole Cloth Quilt BackI free-motion quilted the flowers – which I drew on – and I’m very happy with it. Though I wish it was bigger.  It is that size quilt that’s too big for the wall and too small for a bed. So, a couch quilt. And it’s 85 degrees, so blah.

For the backing I used a pink flowery sheet which I love and the colors matched, but after I had it quilted I feel like the style does not match. It’s growing on me though. Because, it’s not like I’m undoing it.

And, I’ve started my first quilt out of my hand-dyed fabrics. We did two color graduations – I used fuchsia as the base for both- in my dyeing class. I half-square-triangled it up (is that a verb?). I was trying a new half-square triangle method and accidentally made them smaller than I intended, but the final effect is better, I think, with the small triangles. Cat sleeping half square triangles

I want the quilt to be bigger though, but I’m almost out of fabric and I’m way out of patience for more tiny half-square triangles.  I do love the cat appliqué though! As you can see, the cat sleeping applique on the quilt is very appropriate:

Cat sleeping quilt with cats sleeping

This weekend we drove 20 hours round -trip to New Jersey – for our bridal shower!! – I started a new embroidery on the way home, surrounded by Cuisanart appliances. Actually, I started the embroidery in Pennsylvania. And worked on it for about 16 hours in Pennsylvania.  Frankly, I’m pretty over Pennsylvania for a while.

3 thoughts on “Piles of Unfinished Stuff This Week

  1. Martha Raiford

    Your whole-cloth quilt is lovely and I can relate to the cat paper weights. Nothing leaves my house without a few cat hairs on it…I even have a shirt that says I am not fully dressed without cat hairs. Keep up the good work.

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