Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Mid month progress

I know it's the 20th, but I am still checking in to show you my progress on this month's projects albeit a little late:

  • Thimbleberries TQS BOM 2009
  • Knitted Christmas bunting

So the BOM is quilted and trimmed and ready for binding. I cut the binding over a week ago, but I now need to locate it to sew it on by machine today. Then I can hand sew it over the next ten days.
And the string for my Christmas bunting is now complete - all 500 stitches of it. However I now have about 40 ends to sew in. I think I'll enquire about going to Stitch n Bitch tomorrow evening to see if someone can guide me as to the right tools and technique.
I have even progressed my New York Beauty to the quilted and trimmed stage. Again, I need to apply the binding. I'm thinking that the rainbow coloured fabric I used for a Siblings Together quilt might be perfect for this to pull the myriad of colours together in the piecing.
Once bound, I can focus on the middle of the quilt which is a little poufy. Fortunately the centre was hand appliqued so it will be easy to remove and remedy - fingers crossed.
And in bigger news - I've even managed to not start any new projects. I've been very close to clicking buy on a pattern or two but I've been strong so far. I also figure out what to work on at our group's UFO day on Sunday. Perhaps the final Aviatrix border and a Moda Building block or two? Or perhaps my Wishes quilt. I need to get another quilt on my machine whilst customer work is quiet.


Diane-crewe said...

LOVE the New York Beauty xx I made that B-O-T-M .... it took me 3 years to make .. quilt and bind mine x well done for getting yours done xxx

the running hare said...

Must feel good to have your BOM ( nearly) finished at last! I love the NYB and the stripey binding will be a perfect match ;0)