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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A good day of quilting.......

They say the way you start a new year will set a trend for the way you will spend that year.  I started a new year yesterday.  It was my birthday so I spent the first day of the next (new) year of my life quilting, as in finishing some projects.  I will show each of them after the binding is on.  I have shown them before so they aren't new tops.  This one was about 48" square and I started with it.  I haven't decided what binding to use on this one yet.
This one was next and I think it is about 34" square.  I cut the binding from the leftover backing strips and I'll finish the binding by machine.  I'm considering all three of these quilts to be baby quilts.
I haven't quilted for awhile so I thought 3 styles of quilting would loosen me up and remind me what I'm doing.  The spirals on this one got pretty funky by the time I finished it.  I also cut the binding for this one from the leftover backing fabric.  I think this one was about 32" x 40" so it is a small baby quilt.  I thought I would have time to load one more quilt on the frame but I either hadn't sewn the backing seam or didn't have batting cut for the next few choices.  I did get the backing for one of the crosses quilts sewn.  Now I have to decide if I'm going to meander on it or do ditch quilting that outlines the crosses.


38 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

What a way to start a new year. Hope you had a good day. Looks like you had fun. Chris

Rita P said...

Happy belated birthday, Wanda.

Lynne said...

Happy bithday. A day spent quilting is good anytime!

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Happy Birthday yesterday!
Thanks for the colorful show this morning. Love the top one, but they are all great.
Vicky F

sosarahsew said...

I'm sorry I let the day go by without wishing you all the best on your special day. What a great way to spend your birthday! Now you have only... isn't it 47?... tops left to quilt. Just think what wonderful things are yet to come in this next year with a start like that!! Sarah

Impera_Magna said...

Happy birthday... and happy new year!

Mary said...

Happy birthday, Wanda. I also have a birthday later this month, and I think spending the day quilting was a really good idea.

frebblebit said...

Happy Birthday! Happy New Year!

It's always fun when I look at someone else's quilt and realize, "I have that fabric!" In this case, it's the blue batik that is the border in the first quilt you show in today's post. I've hoarded and loved and used bits of that fabric in various of my own quilts for years. Hooray for common threads!

sewfrench.com said...

Love the pink batik one! I'm sure I have plenty to throw that one together, including most of the ones you used. Happy Belated Birthday! Don'r stop celebrating yet!

Debbie said...

Happy birthday, Wanda! May you have a colorful and pieceful year!

HollyM said...

I wish you a belated Happy Birthday and what a way to spend the day, very productive.

Cathi said...

Happy belated birthday!!
You're off to a fabulous start of your new year with those 3 quilts!

Hannah said...

Happy belated birthday, Wanda. The quilts look great!

Karen H said...

Belated birthday wishes, Wanda! It sounds like you had a good day. I love all 3 of your quilts; my favorite is the log cabin. I have become very partial to log cabin quilts. I can't wait to see the finished quilts.

dianen said...

Happy Birthday a day late! I hope you have a wonderful, happy, healthy year and I wish you many happy returns of the day!

Lilybethgoodies said...

Happy Belated Birthday Wanda from the cold Canadian City of Calgary!!
I have been following your blog, loving your amazing fascination with colors.
I'm a beginner quilter and seem to be matching your love of Kaffe Fassett fabrics. Totally out of my usual love of pastel colors, I'm enjoying working with the brighter colors.
Always looking forward to your postings, learning a lot from you.

Regards,
Elizabeth

Stray Stitches said...

Happy belated birthday!! Sounds like you had the perfect birthday.

Needled Mom said...

Happy birthday. ;~)

Bonnie H said...

Happy Birthday from one Scorpio to another !! Like the colors on the last one....

Chris said...

Happy bday Wanda! You and blog start my days - cheers to you and to another year of fun quilting!

Belinda said...

Well Happy one day late Birthday!! Wow, I'm sooo inspired seeing all you got done!!

That blue batik just sings to me!

Eat, Sleep, Quilt said...

Happy, happy birthday! I just love those batiks, looks like you started your "new" year off with a bang!

Linda

Vicki W said...

My birthday is also the day that I set new resolutions and such instead of Jan 1. I hope you had a great birthday and you sure kicked it off productively!

Anonymous said...

I had never thought of a birthday as starting a new year. But you are so right. I wish I would have realized that a few weeks ago. (*._,*) I would have worked on a better start to my new year. So I will begin today.

You do a wonderful job quilting on your machine. I know it is all computerized but still you have to know how to run the machine.

J~MT

Muddling Through said...

I like the idea of using your birthday as the start of your new year. And what a lot you got accomplished! They are all so pretty.

Laura said...

Happy Belated Birthday! The quilts are great and I love how you approached your birthday as the start of a new year. I have never thought of it that way. My birthday is in Oct and maybe that is why I always get the urge to clear out clutter in the fall and reorganize things. For a fresh start to the year maybe. Interesting.

Donna said...

Happy belated Birthday! What a wonderful way to spend your day!

Lois Arnold said...

Happy belated birthday! Hope you spend all 365 days this year quilting or doing something quilt related!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Happy quilting. I enjoy your blog VERY much!

mad elena said...

What a great way to start your new year! Happy birthday!

Ali Honey said...

Such lovely colours and fabrics there. Belated Happy Birthday. Start as you mean to go on!

Sheila said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WANDA!
Your baby quilts as just so sweet. Lucky little babies!

hetty said...

Great wau to start a new year! You sure got a lot done! They are all fantastic. Some lucky babies out there!

christijowinter933@yahoo.com said...

I quite often learn something from your blog, and today I learned about the resolution to spend your birthday the way you want to spend the coming year. Great idea! I'm going to do that myself this Sunday and spend the day in my sewing room (and not feel guilty about it!).

Happy birthday, Wanda!

Leslie said...

Happy Birthday, Wanda! I'm so glad you were able to enjoy some quality quilting time. I wish you the best of everything in the coming year. Leslie :-)

quiltmom said...

It sounds like a lovely way to spend a birthday. My birthday is next week and I think it would be a very nice way to spend the day.
I hope you have a wonderful year filled with many good times spent with family and friends. I am going to look forward to seeing more of your Exuberant Color in the year ahead. You do create gorgeous quilts.
With best wishes,
Anna

Sharon said...

Happy belated birthday!! I think that sounds like a fun way to spend your b-day. . . and your year!

The quilts look great! I love the blue log cabins.

dls said...

Happy belated birthday, Wanda.... hope you have an awesome year!

Hugs....