Saturday, November 6, 2010

Saturday Progress on UFOs

I completed the outer ring of this quilt top this morning.  It is 45" square, which might be a good size for a baby quilt.  As I try to imagine how to quilt it, I can see that the large muslin areas would be a good place for some decorative/impressive quilting.  But that's not something I'm much good at.  I'm going to lay this aside for a day or two to decide if I'm going to try quilting it myself, or hand it on to someone else.

Now for a change I'm looking at this problem:

Two examples of the edge of my daughter's quilt, made in Oakland, CA in about 1972 -- my very first quilt ever.  I found it at her house with this "eaten" edge.  I'm going to re-bind the quilt, and make a few other "corrections".
Clearly I had turned over the edge of the backing and made it the front binding.  It is very puffy, and as I ripped out the seam, I found out why:

DOUBLE batting!  Well, what did I know back in 1972?  Not much.

So this is my afternoon project ; opening up that seam, cutting off the excess and re-binding with fresh but matching fabric.
And listening to Don Giovanni on NPR from Houston Opera.



Left by Charlie to sleep late this morning
Dianne in a good mood after her knee repair
Rigoletto this evening


Quilter Kathy said...

Love your UFO! Very happy colours! Way to go using up all the HST"s!

cityquilter said...

sara, love your batik piece, simply stunning. those batiks are always gorgeous....some nashua photos on my blog