Monday, February 23, 2015

Another Unplugged Weekend


I don't totally unplug - just step away from the computer.  I spent last weekend in getting all those flimsies done, so this weekend was spent getting them quilted.  My body has told me that to NEVER do that again!  So once a top is ready, it must be quilted then and there - no more marathon sessions please.  I did take breaks to amuse my furries.  They are getting too 'winter weather weight' and need some exercise each day - as well as cut back on the treats.


Since our weather is bad, I had to resort to indoor photos.  This is my second quilt guild charity donation ( the blue one can be seen HERE) and made from scraps from four different people.  I just did my go to serpentine at random spacing since this is on the modern side.

  
And I was so happy to find a use for this fabric on the back - used up!  Even the binding was a piece used up and off the shelf.


My first Sweet16 quilt - 16-patches with chain blocks.  AND that barrel of 2.5" squares is still over flowing.


I pieced two browns (cleared from the shelf) for the back and the fun stipey binding is another clean out.  This is a large quilt and I see that HappyChemo is in need of the 45" square and men size quilts - this will make for a nice man's quilt.


And my second Sweet16 - a variation on the Jacob's ladder block.  I did this one with 2" squares - hmmm, maybe there is time to make another with those 2.5". (there's bella - a little slimmer these days)


I pieced the back with the left over border fabric (an old RJR line) and two other greens - more clean off.  Even the binding was a piece cleared off the shelf.

And I cleared out my roll of batting - I cut down the last of the roll so I have 4 more pieces ready (I have a common size for my quilts, so this works).  Now that huge long tube is out the door, too. 

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon
**and remind me to never marathon quilt again**

26 comments:

  1. woweee - fabulous quilts. Job well done...

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  2. Wow! You really have been busy and they all look great.

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  3. You may have aches & pains but your marathon was sooo worth it.
    All three quilts look fantastic. xox

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  4. Great job with the quilting marathon....AND using up all that stash! I bet it feels great to have those fabrics cleared from the shelves.

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  5. What great ideas for charity quilts - and using up your stash!

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  6. I quilted two big size quilts this weekend and I paid for it on sunday. I commend you for the love quilts. Great for the heart.

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  7. Yeah to you for all the hard work. I'm sure that feels great.

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  8. Beautiful donation quilts! I feel your pain, literally, as my neck was complaining loudly after a full day at the machine yesterday. More frequent breaks needed, I guess.

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  9. Beautiful quilts, Sharon. You amaze me at how much you get done, and how many are made for charity. You're such a generous quilter and an inspiration to us all!

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  10. Wow you got a lot cleared out. I really like the look of the Sweet 16 Jacobs Ladder, I think I need to make one of them.

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  11. Can't pick a favorite here, as they are all great! I love the mix it up scrappy looks. applause for clearing out some older pieces on those backings.....room for new stuff now!

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  12. Love the last quilt you showcased. Well done on getting all of those quilted.

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  13. Those sweet 16 patches are great examples of what you can do with that block. Great job at whittling away at the fabric collection.

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  14. You're really getting a lot cleaned out. Fabric...such a burden.

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  15. Wonderful scrap quilts! But no more marathons missy!

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  16. Remember - no marathon quilting in the future! It must feel wonderful to get so many projects finished though! Great job. I really like the Sweet 16. I may have to try one of those with my scraps.

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  17. I just love those Sweet 16 quilts. You do a fabulous job with all of your scraps.

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  18. I love your quilts, great job. I wouldn't have the stamina for such a mammoth quilting session.

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  19. Such pretty quilts and great advice... says this quilter who has a large stack of flimsies waiting for their finishing treatment! See you on the flip side with my bottle of Aleve ready.

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  20. You sew much faster than I do. I have tendonitis in my wrist, so, when it starts tingling (from too much pinning) I have to stop. I limits how much I can get done. Cute quilts!

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  21. You won't get any flack from me on no more quilting marathons but you sure did finish some pretty quilts!! Funny how the scraps never really do go away, huh>??!!

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  22. Such pretty quilts, Sharon! I think we all have something we need to be reminded of occasionally - I've asked my daughter (the graphic designer in the family) to make me one that says, "Straight line quilt that quilt? What are you thinking???"

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  23. Wow, what a productive week! All the quilts turned out beautifully, my favorite is the last one.

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  24. Really love your variations on the Sweet16 quilts! I've done the marathon thing and I always pay for it later, so don't do that again, but you sure did get some beautiful results for your pains! Love your blog!!

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