Saturday, July 31, 2010

Getting Ready for the Next Three

The next three finished tops didn't have backs or bindings ready yet, so today I got that done.
I have my version of Bonnie Hunter's Carolina Crossroads, I call it Carolina Straightaway since I only made one of the two blocks. Then there is a very small Strip Twist, also Bonnie Hunter's pattern, for over the fuse box in my family room, and last the Burger Queen mystery from Stashbuster forum, I apologize, I don't recall whose it was. I couldn't decide if I liked the top picture with flash better, or the bottom picture with no flash. Someone else posed that question on their blog, and I couldn't decide on theirs either. I can't remember who, I seem to have a lot of the can't remembers today.
Now it's back to basting and hopefully in a week or so I'll have three more finishes.

The only other top that I have made is my huge Iowa (Carolina) Christmas, and it is finished except for the border blocks sewn together and sewn on. I was going to send it out, but since money is a bit scarce am thinking I need to do it myself. Since it is already ginormous, I'm thinking of skipping the border and using those blocks to make another quilt. I have a Juki that is a bit bigger than a normal DSM, but it seems like leaving off the extra border might make it a little more doable. Anyone done a huge quilt on such a machine and have any opinions.
Hope you're having a nice weekend.


Rosa-Munda said...

Hi Candace, Good luck with that mountain of quilting! Ros

quiltmom anna said...

Candace- looks like a grand stack of quilts- it always feels good to get so many things completed.

Amanda said...

Isn't it a great feeling when you've got everything together and organised so that you know exactly where you're going next. I can't help with ideas for quilting the monster, apart from suggesting that you tie it instead of machine quilting it.

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

If it's any comfort I'm going to be doing the same thing :) It has been about 10 years since I've done any machine quilting, but you see it everywhere, it just looks like a natural progression of skills to me!

And in the cold of winter we'll have that stack of quilted quilts to bind. Life is good!

Susan in SC said...

You AMAZE me with the speed of your piecing and quilting!