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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Happy Dance x2

Finally! Two quilts that have been almost-finished for weeks are now bound and in the wash!

As it's raining today and on its way to being totally dark this late afternoon, I'm going to have to take photos of the completed quilts in the next day or two. But here I have proof of sewing on the binding of at least one to share. :) This is Anniversary Stars.

And here is a little detail of the quilting. My quilter is retiring at the end of the year, and this is probably the last quilt she'll have quilted for me. I am hoping that I'll be able to engage the services of someone else who has quilted for me in the past for my future longarm quilting - we'll see how that goes. I won't have anything else to be quilted this year so I'll work on that in 2015.

Chunky Churn Dash was also finished today, I just didn't take any photos of it along the way.

And actually, little happy dance #3 - I might have mentioned that I've been watching all those knitting video podcasts recently. As they've been knitting for a while, they've acquired many nice yarns and things along the way, including little project bags that they usually share where they bought them or who made them. I saw one that was a cute drawstring bag, and thought, hey, I could make one of those! So I found a Lined Drawstring Bag tutorial on Jeni Baker's site (In Color Order). I picked out a couple of fat quarters that I got a month or so ago from Tula Pink's Moonshine Collection (link may expire). I found some coordinating fabrics in my stash for the lining (not really visible in the photo), and for the drawstring (a stripe really close in colors - from several years ago - used in my Quilter's Palette quilt!).

Anyway, I am tickled at how nicely it came out, and I will definitely make more. It's a small bag, so it's a really good size for socks or a small shawl project.

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