Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Slow Stitch Sunday, my second D4P Quilt and The Quilt Show

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  I hope you are having a fun day. I'm not wearing green or eating green food or even drinking green beer but I know some of you are!!!  I'm not even sewing on anything green but I am finishing up another project and I know some of you will be green with envy over it! 
Ha, ha, you have to excuse me as I'm just a wee bit happy to be finishing up this sweet little quilt as I've had a bit of trouble over quilting it...I'm very happy to say I finally got my tension trouble worked out. This has been a true learning experience for me and I hope I've learned enough not to have this much trouble anymore! I was able to finally finish quilting the D4P quilt for the second granddaughter late last night and I sewed the binding on today. Now, I'm enjoying sewing down the binding for the home stretch on this one.  I'm so happy to get this one finished way ahead of schedule.


This frees me up completely and I have no other projects with a deadline. I can sew and quilt whatever I want to... Woo hoo, what a relief.   I hope I get this one finished today but not sure if that will happen. I have to go watch my other grandkids tonight while my son and DIL go to a play.  I'll be taking this with me to work on as the grandkids have school tomorrow and will be going to bed early, so just maybe I can get this one done.  It's my goal to have it done this week as I'm teaching my quilt group how to do this block and showing them the quilt too.  Ok, here's quilt number two in the binding phase. What are you working on today?  I'm going to link up with Kathy over at Kathy's Quilts for Slow Stitch Sunday. If you get a chance, come on over and see what all the others are working on. 
BTW, yesterday was national quilting day and if you didn't hear about this, it's not too late to go over there now and visit.  Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims have a contest going and you can watch quilting videos this weekend too. Today is the last day, so hurry on over there, here's a link.  The Quilt Show. You will find all kinds of fun projects and tons of videos by Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson.

7 comments:

Kate said...

Congrats on getting to the binding stage on your second D4P. No hand stitching at my place, but I'm almost done with the back for The Sofa Quilt.

Quilter Kathy said...

Enjoy your stitching today...love those binding clips!

Deb A said...

Congrats! Enjoy stitching down your binding. I love when I have no project deadlines.... let's me play with whichever project is calling my name!

Jane Galley said...

What a great way to spend a Sunday, this is a much more comfortable finish than the last quilt

quilt32 said...

Glad you worked out the tension problems and were able to get this piece quilted.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

swooze said...

So what was the issue/fix?

desertskyquilts said...

Congratulations on finishing. I'll bet it feels great to be able to do anything you feel like!

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