Tuesday, July 26, 2011

In the Middle of the Beginnings......

I feel as if I am in the middle of everything..Have you ever had a point where you are still working on something and need to get it done (ie: me with my mystery quilt quilting....and my birthday wall hanging quilting), but also want to start on something else.. ie: a quilt-along top that has been folded up for it seems like ages! finally has a start on a backing.....


Not really impressive yet, but I did use my time in the twice-a-month sewing meeting of a church group to get a jump start on it...It's going to be sort of a patch-as-you-go backing, using pieces left over from the front.  I am constructing it as I go along.... As I told someone there who said why not just a normal backing?????.....well, I just wanted to see if I could do it and wondered what it would look like....


Also, I am still waiting for DH to find his stapler so I can convert this...


into a tote-along ironing mat....I plan to make another "softy mat" to iron on also..we'll see which I like better .......later.......

Finally, I hope to change this....


into some larger useable pieces of batting by fusing it together with the heat press strips I bought...

And finally, to answer the question, "Doesn't she ever work on quilt tops???"..

I practiced on doing wonky.....only I think I wonked too much on upper right corners...by the time I finish with the blocks, there will be no 3rd corner on one side...so,,,more practice.....



So.....  "The behinder I get...."     More later, I hope......


6 comments:

LuAnn said...

I quilt just like you described. I should be doing something but I am pulling fabric out and cutting pieces for something else. I like your pieced back idea. I think it makes the quilt all the more interesting.

Stray Stitches said...

Looks like you have some great projects ahead. As far as the wonky square - your examples are exactly why I detest making anything wonky and I have a wonky star to make this afternoon - UGH!!!

The Vegetarian Hunter said...

Great idea about using the cutting board to convert into a ironing board. Are you going to cut the fabric to still have the handle?

Snoodles said...

I love pieced backs on quilts! That is my fav way to finish one! Your ironing board idea is wonderful!
Jacque in SC
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Vroomans' Quilts said...

Hey - go with the flow of the day - it works for me. Hey, a leftover cutting board (dollar store has those) with some batt and fabric cover - perfect!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I think the older I get the shorter my attention span gets so I work on something for a while, get sidetracked to something else, which reminds me of something else....know what I mean? :) blessings, marlene