Sunday, November 4, 2012

3 a week.....3rd week.....


I quilted number 3 for the week yesterday afternoon.  It is small, just one width of fabric for the back.  This is Square Dance 2.  I had divided the blocks into 2 quilts and finished #1 for my show in June in North Carolina.  This is the smaller of the 2 quilts.  I used the same fabric as the outer border for the binding and finished it by machine.
I also put the binding on Random Plank 2.  After washing and drying it is 58" x 82".
The backing is not a batik but looks a lot like one.  I used a beige mottled batik for the binding and finished it by machine.
I also put the binding on the Stack and Slash quilt.  Then I washed 4 quilts, 2 to a load.  This one is washed and in my living room ready to use.  It ended up 55" x 68" after washing and drying.
I just love this fabric on the back.  It looks like it was made to go with the group of fabrics on the front.  I used the magenta print that looks a little like a stripe for the binding.  I finished this one by machine too.  Three quiled AND bound in one week!!
 
Another cactus picture just because they are so pretty.

20 comments:

HollyM said...

That's an accomplishment! I looked at my cactus which is large but it all stems from one. Do you divide by taking pieces off the one plant or did you have more than one in the pot?

Glady said...

Wow! You have been one ambitious lady this week. Your quilts and colors are gorgeous and I always love stopping by your blog to see what you are creating. My sewing has been at a virtual stand-still for a couple of weeks. I teach school online and it was time to finish grading papers and enter final grades for our first quarter. I did shop for material yesterday for Bonnie Hunter's mystery quilt. That was fun!

HollyM said...

I did just go google how to propagate the cactus but it does say not to do it now until spring. Do you adhere to that or do it anytime?

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Would love to hear the answers to Holly M's questions. I saw one teeny little bud on my cactus and am excited now! Your plants are beautiful. You are turning out quilt finishes at a record pace lately. How wide is the strip in the random plank 2 quilt? These quilts and fabrics are all lovely.

Jackie said...

Wow!! You are moving right along! Getting so much completed and the quilts are lovely!! I also adore the color of your Christmas Cactus!!

Debbie said...

A very busy and productive week for you. Love the finished quilts, especially the stack and slash. The colors are wonderful. You are on a roll with a purpose. Still sending prayers.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

they are all pretty - love the colors

Char said...

Wow, you sure got a lot done. I especially love the second quilt.
The blooms are beautiful. Looks like I might have some by next week,

Frog Quilter said...

Beautiful quilts and I love the cactus. It might be because pink is one of my favorite colors...

Muddling Through said...

That's a LOT of finishes! And they are all so pretty. Love the cactus blooms, too.

Teresa said...

Geez! You are on FIRE!! Beautiful finishes! You are very inspiring...you make me want to throw down the hand=applique and dive into the scraps!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Jean said...

LOve that cactus! YOu have been quilting like crazy. Glad to hear from the previous post that your test results were positive and that your treatment is soon. I hate waiting for anything like this....you will feel better to get it over with.

Sheila said...

Wow! Your post today is a feast for a quilters soul! Three stunning quilts and a Cactus putting on a SHOW!
I'll be visiting this post several times today to enjoy these beauties :)

hetty said...

Wow! You've been busy! All your quilts look great. And your cactus, what can I say? It's gorgeous.

JJM said...

Great Sunday Post, each quilt is stunning to say the least. Bindings and backings like always compliment your designs.

I agree... your cactus looks like ballerina's performing a lovely floating dance.

J~MT

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Your posts always brighten my day. Amazing projects and your cactus is unbelievable.

Marei said...

I've been on vacation and reading your blog today makes me feel like a slacker! Wanda you are incredibly productive and I always love the beautiful quilts you show. Good luck with your procedure...you've got prayers coming your way.

Eva said...

What a wonderful bunch of work. I'm so into the first one. Ha! I just finished a mini quilt for my m-i-l, using exactly the same green leaves fabric for the reverse side that you chose for your backing.

Needled Mom said...

Wow...what a productive week you have enjoyed. Your cacti look fabulous this year. So pretty.

Gypsy Quilter said...

Lovely. Will you be teaching in Charlotte in June?