Next Up – Bindings

I quilted two quilts in two weeks – that’s gotta be some sort of record for me.  Both of them have bindings sewn onto the front of them, now I just need to take that last step and complete the bindings.  That’s my least favorite part of the process.

Here they are:
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My Chevron Quilt

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The Donation Quilt

I have mixed feelings about the donation quilt.  I made the top while I was pregnant with The Blue One.  He’s 9.5 now.  It was only the second or third quilt top I had ever made, so it’s not all that fantastic looking.  The top has been on a hanger in the back of a closet for several years and I dug it out when my mom asked if I had a quilt to donate to the hospital bazaar.  They found a different quilt for the bazaar, but I decided it was time to finish this quilt and donate it somewhere.  I’ve decided that Project Linus is the perfect place for this quilt.  After all, it’s a blue blanket for a little boy.

I told my son that I originally made this quilt for him, but I felt that now that he’s outgrown it, I think it’s best if we donate it to a kid that needs a blanket.  He agreed it was a good idea to let someone else have it.

Because I had Project Linus on the brain, when Fat Quarter Shop had their big sale at the end of the year I picked up some discounted Project Linus fabric with the intent of making another donation quilt and a couple of pillowcases to match.  It should be far down the list of projects, but the fabric is so darn cute that I don’t know if I’ll be able to hold off!

I’m linking up again today to Lee’s Freshly Pieced blog.  Heidi from Buttons and Butterflies is guest posting today.  Swing on by and see what the others are up to.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

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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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9 Responses to Next Up – Bindings

  1. marcella says:

    Two quilts in two weeks is really impressive! I am sure some little boy will be thrilled with that quilt you are making and your son is generously sharing. Good luck with the bindings – they can be done totally by machine if you just can deal with the handwork. 🙂

  2. Chris says:

    Gee send them to me LOL. Stitching down the binding is one of my favorite parts.

  3. That is GREAT! Get on that binding! I love doing bindings..I would be itching to finish them! I think the blue one as a donation is really wonderful!

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