Hattrick!

I finished THREE quilts this weekend! The kids camping quilts are finally DONE! I started working on them in April and they’re finally all done! Here is a post from May about them.

I would have been done much sooner if I hadn’t had such problems finding the border and binding fabric for The Pink One’s quilt. Now that they’re finished, I’m glad I got exactly what I wanted (even though it took me 3 orders!).

On Aug 6, I dropped both quilts off to be long-armed. I had a date scheduled for Aug 25 to go long arm a different quilt, but it was quickly becoming apparent that I wasn’t going to have anything finished in time. I asked Lucy to quilt The Pink One’s quilt and leave The Blue One’s for me to do on the 25th.

Yesterday I used the compuquilter and it went really quickly. I also stitched the binding on the front of the quilt while it was still on the frame a that way I had a head start because I’m a known procrastinator when it comes to adding the binding.

I’m posting (for the first time) from my iPad, so I’m not sure the picture-adding thing works, but here goes…

The compuquilter screen

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Stitching

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The backs

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The fronts

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Since I finished the 2nd binding at 10 p.m., I’ll try to get some pictures in the daylight tomorrow of the entire quilts.

I never told the kids I was making these for them. Last night, The Blue One asked if the one I was working on was his, so I asked him why he asked. He pointed to the N and said, ‘that’s my initial.’ So I’m guessing he won’t be too surprised!
PS – These are only 2 of the 3 quilts I finished – there is one more that I completed, but that’s a separate post entirely.  You’ll have to check back for that one!

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About msminnesota

I'm a wife, mom of two (one blue, one pink), and I work full time. Our family loves to camp, and we're often on mini adventures during the summer. My fall/winter/spring/rainy day hobby is quilting. I started about 10 years ago, then put everything away when The Blue One was born. A few years ago a good friend decided to take up this 'hobby' and I've been back at it ever since. She's my partner in crime (A.K.A. 'the enabler'). I have no aspirations of becoming a quilt designer - I'm just not that good at geometry (I rely on my math major/computer programmer husband to help with piecing backs at times!). This little blog is my way of chronicling my quilting adventures. Occasionally I post about non-quilting things as well. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to say HI! IG: wannabequilter
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