Sunday, October 14, 2012

Rainy Day Projects........

I started the day out by going out in the rain to mail some packages.  I have sold 2 tops on my Wandaful blog and am waiting for payment on a third one.  I took some photos and posted a couple more in the blogshop yesterday.  I had 53 tops waiting to be quilted so now I'm down under 50 because I quilted this Bento Box baby quilt last night.  I had a piece of batting 25" x 98" so I cut the length in half and used the fusible tape to piece it and had a piece 50" x 49".  I needed 46" square so I trimmed one edge and was good to go.
I thought I was going to use the red dotted fabric that is in this block for the binding but when I laid it next to the quilt I didn't think it did any more for the quilt than the border fabric and I had plenty of that to use.  This was the first quilt I quilted on my Jewel long arm since May.  Now that I am reacquainted with it maybe I'll try for 3 a week starting with the smallest ones.

15 comments:

Lynne said...

Three a week seems like an ambitious plan to this beginner but I'm sure you can do it!

Tracee said...

Wow you are certainly going to be one busy lady.

HollyM said...

Love the baby quilt! It's one of my favorite patterns. It's great that you're making progress on whittling down your stash of quilts.

Frog Quilter said...

You are doing so well. Always remember it is only a machine and WE control it. Practice lots!

I love all your quilts. They make me smile.

Gene Black said...

Good work Wanda, get those tops quilted!

Jean said...

I think that is a great plan...just keep quilting away!

Ann Cummings said...

With larger tops, I would pin them on one day and quilt them the next. My back did not like to do it all in one day LOL

Sandra said...

As always, your productivity is amazing! I think you are the only quilter whose blog mentions the Jewel. Would you consider posting about this machine?

Karen H said...

I love the baby quilt, Wanda. Your quilting schedule sounds ambitious, but I'm sure you can do it! Do you enjoy the quilting? I really do not, but I am quilting on my regular sewing machine.

Muddling Through said...

I love how those fabrics are playing together here! That is one beautiful little quilt.

Anonymous said...

Now that is a baby quilt that is so unique. With all the 'cutesy' baby quilts out there, this one is fun and cozy. This baby will know what color and design is all about ! (*._,*)

J~MT

suemac said...

Cute quilt. I have not made a Bento box quilt yet.

Anonymous said...

How is your father doing?

hetty said...

Love your Bento Box quilt! Sounds like you are going to be busy.

Cathi said...

Now I feel somewhat better about having a dozen or so tops waiting to be quilted! Quilting three a week sounds like a lot of work to me.
The baby Bento Box is adorable.