Wandaful Quilts

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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Another productive day............

I sewed the binding all by machine on this quilt.  I figured it will either be a baby quilt or lap quilt for someone and therefore will be washed often and get a lot of wear and tear.









On the zig zag I am doing a hand finished binding.  I decided it is going to be a wallhanging for my main level studio (yes, I have 2 studios).  I got one side hand stitched and about 10" on a second side.



Next on my agenda was sewing the borders onto this queen sized Trip Around the World quilt made with all Kaffe Fassett fabrics.  Here is another post on this quilt, Nov. 2007.  I cut the borders in April this year and now they are on the quilt top.  When I measured it last night to figure out the backing I decided it is too long.  I may trim 4" off one of the end borders which will be the top border when it is on a bed.  The top measures 96" x 117" right now.  I know a lot of sources say a queen size quilt is about 83" x 93" but that wouldn't even cover the sheets and blankets with the thick mattresses today.

I like mine to be somewhere between a coverlet and a bedspread.  I don't like dust ruffles so I make my quilts with a 17-18" drop so they end below the bed frame.  I hope to get the backing fabric cut and pieced today and loaded on my midarm quilting machine, and maybe even get it quilted.  I know that sounds ambitious but the QOV group meets next Tuesday and I have to start working on preparations for that by Sunday afternoon.

My 500,000th visitor may be here late today or early tomorrow morning.  I'll see if I can identify where they are from on sitemeter.

25 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Progress feels good. Glad you are getting some of them done. Wish I had more hours to myself to do the same. Chris

Joyce said...

I love those Kaffe fabrics. So true that you need a huge quilt for modern beds.

Feather on a Wire said...

You are so productive, it puts me to shame.
I would love to be the one who takes you to the half million hits!

Gene Black said...

Wanda, you are amazing. You always have work in progress AND manage to blog about it.

roselady said...

Oh how I could be the sweeper in your sewing studio. I so covet your Kaffe collection. You have such a huge diversity and I love every quilt you show us. There is no way I could ever collect such a gorgeous collection of fabric. I compliment you on your generosity to your charities. I hope they know how special they are. You are their jewel in the crown. Great job. congrads on hitting half million. Hilary

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I am always very impressed with how productive you are and am always inspired by the colors and fabrics you use.

frebblebit said...

Beautiful work! Thank you, as always, for sharing it. Every day, even!

I would love to see a tutorial on how you do binding all by machine. The only way I know is to attach it to the front by machine, and finish it on the back by hand.

If I could make a binding reasonably presentable, all by machine, I would make more pot holders, for starters, and we need some!

karenfae said...

I have a deep mattress also and my queen size quilts tend to be wider and longer than some are. I know the queen size batts never fit my quilts and the king size are too large - but I get the king size and cut them down a little. The quilts all look so good and I love the batik fabrics.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Chartreuse Moose said...

Your projects are so lovely, I'd guess you could even make discarded scraps sing! Thank for a delightful blog!

Teje said...

Hello! Lovely fabrics! You make really wonderful quilts! Congratulations for 500.000! It was so nice to see that amazing number because I had decided that when I reach 2.000 I'll put the 'counter' and it's just now!
Thank you for shareing your fantastic and beautiful works!
Sunny wishes from Crete!

Julia said...

500,000 visitors! Wow! That's great! I understand, though, with the beautiful work you do! I like long quilts, spreads, etc... on beds, too. None of mine are long enough.

hetty said...

Great finishes! Your quilts are beautiful. That's why you have had half a million visitors!

Sue said...

500,000 visitors! That is impressive. Your blog is wonderful so I can see why you have so many visitors. I love coming here so "Thank You" for being so inspirational. :)

Anonymous said...

Like the Trip quilt, good job. Could it be mine? haha. Wig.

Needled Mom said...

That was fabulous progress!!! I am impressed. I agree with you that it is nice to have the extra length on the quilts to avoid dust ruffles.

Woohooo...500,000!!! That is quite impressive.

Vicki W said...

That's a very pretty quilt!

Tine said...

Great quilts - I like finifshing binding on my machine, I just wish I were better at it. I did it on our picnicquilt, and it worked out ok. It is just soooooo much faster than hand stitching binding!

Sequana said...

I'm dropping by late on the off chance I could hit 500,000. Knowing my luck, I'll be 499,999. *S*

I like the way you work on different projects at the same time.

Sharon said...

Yes, the beds need to be measured if I'm making a quilt for a specific bed, I've got some that don't even fit my double bed. I love the quilting on the zigzag, looks like a variegated thread?? 500K visitors, whoohoo!

Gari said...

You are putting me to shame with all your finishes. So do you do different things in your two studios? I have a three room studio and each room has a different purpose.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Getting closer...I'm 499,986. I do a machine binding that you can not see stitches from the front at all. I use it on all wall hangings, table toppers and baby quilts.

Cathi said...

You are really on a roll getting all these quilts finished! 500,000 visitors? Wow!

Rebel said...

I'm kinda jealous of your two studios (and that long arm quilter!), but then the beauty of living alone means my entire living room is my quilting studio, my linen cabinet is devoted to crafts, and I've even got a big plastic bin of batting in my bedroom.

Gilli said...

Luck with your project. you're very inspiring.

Quiltdivajulie said...

I have some purples pulled to make a quilt like the first one you show in this post. One day in the future . . .

Congrats on your progress!!!