Monday, 11 March 2013

3 Down...

3 to go.  Binding is sewn down on 3 baby quilts from my latest quilting blitz.  Three more quilts to go, and then I can move on.  I have promised myself that I will finish the binding on all of these before I start anything else - even if 'starting something' means finishing another UFO.

This is one of two quilts I made from a charm pack and candy that I got as a "bonus" in a fabric purchase last month.  I still have about 1/2 of the charm pack left, so another quilt is awaiting my attention.

I made this twisted log cabin last November, at retreat.  The blocks are made without any paper piecing, and I love the way it came out.  Not sure I have the patience to make a bigger quilt, but I would like to try so it's on the list.

I think the backing for this is just perfect.  I've had this fabric in my stash for a few years, and the colours matched this quilt perfectly.

And finally this poor quilt - a true UFO, it was a mystery table topper from sometime last year.  It's been waiting to have the binding sewn down for a long time now - so long in fact that I didn't recognize it when I pulled it out.

These 3 quilts will all go to guild next week, for the children's hospital - exceeding my goal of 2 for this month.

In addition to this, I managed to finish a block for my Gardener's Alphabet embroidery quilt.  I was inspired during embroidery club yesterday and finished the block when I got home.  It was a hard choice to sit down with binding tonight, because I really want to get started on the next block.  But, that falls under 'starting something new' so it will have to wait another day or two.

ADDED:  Many people have asked about the twisted log cabin pattern. I found the block tutorial here.  I'll write more about my efforts soon (I tweaked it a bit), but the instructions on that link are very good.

I'm linking up at Judy's Design Wall Monday today, although this is more of a Display Floor, I guess.
And linking up at Such a Sew and Sew for the March Finishes linky party.
March Finishes


  1. I love your twisted log cabin. The colors are really striking.

  2. The twisted log cabin is eyecatching! I'm trying to figure out how the block is made.

  3. Love the quilts esp. the twisted log cabin! I am trying to figure that one out too!!

  4. Love all the quilts but my favorite is the log cabin. I also like the charm pack quilt. Great job!!

  5. I love the fun colors in the charm pack quilt! I've never seen a twisted log cabin's very cool.

  6. You're so productive. Love the twisted blue/green quilt!

  7. you have finished some really nice things. It seems the log cabin quilt is fan with viewers. I love it.

  8. Really love the Twisted Log Cabin Quilt.

  9. LOVE the colors in your twisted log cabin! Beautiful finish!

    xo -E