As James Brown would say! I’ve been busy quilting tops this week – tops that have been completed for quite a few
months years and have been patiently waiting to become a quilt. This one is called Birthday Presents by Atkinson Designs and I believe it was in the book Take Two and Add a Few. It’s been so long ago since I bought it, that I can’t remember.
I quilted this with the Swirls design from Circle Lord. This has a batik back on it and I was a bit concerned that it might give me problems but I shouldn’t have worried. Tillie handled it with ease and the tension was perfect. I used a variegated King Tut on the the top and a Super Bob in the bobbin.
I just took my Starry Eyed quilt off the frame this afternoon, so once I get it bound, I’ll post some pictures. What I should say, is after my hands recover from hand sewing the binding on this quilt, I’ll start on the next!
I was looking at all the tops still to be quilted on my rack downstairs and there is one in particular that has been there forever. I don’t like it anymore and I don’t want to quilt it either, so I think I will just donate it the way it is. I loved the fabric – Paris Flea Market – in fact they have just brought that line back as it was so popular. It was a swap done many, many years ago on the About.com quilting forum. I just read recently that you don’t have to finish everything you start. There is no crime in giving it to someone who likes it or donating it as a charity quilt. Therefore, I can get rid of it with a clear conscience – that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!
We must have been out of our minds when we did it, but Lee and I signed up for a class through our Guild that was held on Wednesday night. Why on earth I thought it would be a good idea to haul everything out to a class at the end of January is beyond me. Did I mention that it was FREEZING here all week and UNBEARABLY COLD at night?
Brave stupid souls that we are, we went and it was actually quite interesting. Next month – oh yes, we didn’t just sign up for one month, we signed up for three – in the middle of winter – it must have been Lee’s idea – anyway, next month we are somehow going to be making a strip pieced star. I’ll let you know how it turns out.
This quilt is going on Tillie next.
I can’t remember if I put a border on this or not, but if I didn’t, I think I should, don’t you?