Four in Twenty Four
I’ve been collecting projects to finish. That is kind of the story of my life actually. And then I procrastinate them so long that it gets to be ridiculous. And that is how I ended up doing the handsewing on the bindings of four different quilts yesterday. Yep, I finished four quilts in 24 hours. And I am ridiculously proud of myself, and also, my thumbs hurt. Here they are.
This little train quilt is a sample I did for work. The shop I work at is having a big sale/shop hop event this week and we needed a lot of new strip quilts and kits. The strip quilt baby quilt kits are our best sellers, and so so easy. So I made this quilt, plus 10 kits to go in the shop. I love the turquoise jumbo ricrac on it and the solid brown binding.
And this jungle animal quilt is my new favorite. We’ve just started carrying solids in the store, and I decided to use a bunch of them that went with this Alexander Henry jungle animal print for another easy baby quilt. And I LOVE how it turned out. I love it a lot more than I expected to. Like, a lot. I used the Alexander Henry print on the back with my leftover squares.
This quilt lends itself to border quilting pretty well. Which I did not do myself, heavens no. I had Kellie who does the quilting for the shop do both of these for me. I finished writing up the pattern this morning and just need to finish putting together the 9 kits I made for this one before I go to work tomorrow. I am going to teach a beginning quilting class for the shop in August, and I’ll probably post a tutorial on my blog with all the measurements and everything else sometime later this summer.
I also finished the bindings on these two Russian flag quilts last night. My friend Melissa at Sew Shabby Quilting did the quilting on these two. And these two technically don’t have to be done until next Monday (when I will see the receipients next) but this week is already chock full of stuff to do. I figured I might as well get all my hand binding done in one fell swoop.
And then get all the pictures done in one fell swoop. You know, with a little help from my
two three favorite helpers. Thanks to Scott for holding up all these quilts this afternoon, to Creamie for moral support, and to baby pantsless Penelope for officially freaking everyone out with your uncanny real baby looks. (This babydoll freaks people out all the time…. particularly when Creamie is carrying her upside down at the grocery store. Which is often.) So there we have my whole day yesterday. Four quilts bound in twenty four hours. And that brings me to a total of five quilts finished in one week, and six finished this year. I don’t know when I officially turned into a quilter…