goal met

I worked last evening until I had the 2nd SEC top to the same point as the 1st--needing only the vertical borders on both. I pre-washed all the muslin for the backs and a bit more besides and then spent about an hour and half ironing it all with time out to run for more sizing and wrinkle release. That stuff came out looking like it had been accordion pleated!

So when I took this picture I was working on the 2nd top or at least trying too, LOL. Pippi thinks the measuring tape is a cat toy. Not only was she attracted to the top itself but she wanted to play. I still got the series of measurements I needed but it wasn't easy. (That Vanderbilt block threw all my measurements off and it looks better now that the side borders are on.)

I met my goal of having the tops done by the end of this week. Both backs are pieced and all the binding strips joined and waiting to be pressed. Wanna guess where Pippi is sitting now?? Yep, right on a big pile of charcoal gray binding. What a silly kitty! Tomorrow, I'll probably press all that binding along with two other top's worth but it is house cleaning day. I'll lay off the sewing till Monday and then it is onto the round robin since the due date is looming (the evening of December 5th). DJ's friend is here to see him, not me and my only responsibility will be to cook them dinner. My routine is unchanged with the guest here.

Oh, the quilt on the bed? My first quilt--a huge sampler I made for DJ. It got huge because I forgot or didn't remember that the blocks share sashing as a rule. Handquilted in the quilt as you go method--my mom, bless her, sewed the sections together and it was NOT easy. Then of course, I was sick, sick, sick of it and eventually I paid her to quilt the triple borders---7 years in the making or something like that.

Guess that's it for now------

Comments

  1. That would be a great story to add to the back of that quilt in a pocket. I love to hear the stories of old quilts.

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  2. Linda, I love the look of those blocks "floating". You did a great job. Your first quilt!? Looks great, too. You were much more industrious than I was. My first quilt was a wallhanging.

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  3. You have done a fabulous job with the SEC quilts! I love the block setting! It adds that little extra something special to make a t-shirt quilt move from ordinary to special. Pippi looks like she is having fun!

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  4. Nice quilt. A great job you did on it. I thought you were quiet, but I just am not getting you updates through bloglines anymore.

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  5. That setting is just perfect - when you showed the EQ plan I couldn't quite visualise it but all becomes clear - it looks so nice and crisp.

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  6. What a great t-shirt quilt! I love how you did the blocks. And, apparently, Pippi does too.

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  7. I love the shadow setting on the blocks. It really makes the logos stand out.

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  8. I love the way the blocks seem to float. Well done!

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  9. I have a quilt 'on the drawing board' that uses that shadowing setting for the blocks - I really like it, and it is perfect for your blocks. Nice job.

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  10. Good Morning Linda, *VBS*, the tops for the SEC quilts look wonderful. I really like that setting. Cleans up any chaos of T shirts and make it so neat and orderly. I have to remind myself to look back, as I think you sent me that setting..*S*
    So proud that you made your goals! Awesome...hope you get some sort of reward to you now!!! Onward to the RR,right?? Hugs, Finn

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  11. love your helper photo...great to reach this point on the have to quilts!

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  12. Excuse me but measuring tape ARE VERY MUCH cat toys, Linda!! Atleast they are in my house! Anything that dangles in my house is a cat toy. I opened two Priority packages Saturday and the rip tab was curling and I immediately had 2 cats on the table right after those!! Wally was helping me fold the Betty quilt after pictures and Noodle thought what we were doing was very interesting and he popped right up on the quilt! CATS!!

    Now back to you! The SEC quilts are coming out great. You do such a great job on those things. I wouldn't have a clue how to work with t-shirt material. But you make them seem simple and look very professional and wonderful. Get moving on that RR or the applique will get smaller and smaller. I wish I could have done it for you. I've had nothing to hand sew for days and I am seriously having withdrawls!!

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