I LOVE all of you! And I truly appreciate your reading my blog, and I've received so many fantastic suggestions. Jan gave me a BRILLIANT suggestion for the two UFO Clubs. I will pick a project to work on in one of the UFO clubs, and the assignment for the second one will be to quilt and bind one of my quilts. That's BRILLIANT. I'm going to have to do that as soon, I'm going to run out of room in those tubs, and I really don't want to buy another one.
Yippeee!!! I love when a plan comes together. So thank you, Jan! You've made my day.
And to emphasize that point here's what happened yesterday.
I dug out some brown embroidery floss, and I did the wee bit of stem stitch embroidery that I had forgotten the previous day.
|The last part of the stem stitch on Enchanted Autumn|
The backing, binding, and the top are now in the "to be quilted" pile. I CANNOT wait to follow Jan's advice and start quilting those quilts!
I was delighted with the fabric I used for the border for that quilt.
|The border fabric for Enchanted Autumn|
It has all the colors I used in the quilt and a leaf motif. It was perfect. Not sure where I found it, but it was in the project box, which is now empty and waiting for another project. As I return to decluttering, I know there are projects in plastic bags or no container, and those will get put into the plastic project boxes (Iris containers) that I've been using.
I have other work to do, but now with the end of the year so close, I'm trying to reduce the number of UFOs as much as I can manage. What is wrong with me? Why couldn't I be focusing a bit more during the year? No worries -- I made fantastic progress this year, and I had other things to do during the year.
I had to give the Double Wedding Ring bed runner a good press as I had not done that in my haste to finish it at the last sewing retreat. So I got that pressed, switched a couple of seams, so everything twirled nicely on the back, and I found one small seam at the edge that I had not sewn. So that top is done! This one is on the 2019 UFO list.
Then it was onto the bias binding. It's always challenging to know exactly how much bias binding is required for a quilt with a curved edge, so I made lots! But the binding is also done.
|Making continuous bias binding|
|The backing for the double wedding ring bed runner|
|Double Wedding Ring bed runner - waiting to be quilted|
|One of the seams to be bound|
|Attaching the binding by machine|
|Hand stitching and watching The Great British Baking Show|
|One side of the binding stitched in place|
|The other side of the binding|
|The binding inside the bag|
|One more machine embroidered block|