Loose Threads: Almost Unfinished Unpacking

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Almost Unfinished Unpacking

I've been doing a little more unpacking.  I found some things that are finished or are nearly finished.

This first quilt called A Distant Star was published in the Dear Hannah book by Brenda Papadakis.  I'm on page 35!



Here's a Halloween quilt that is almost finished.  I just need to do a little more quilting in the border and add the binding.  


Here's a close up of the center.  The pattern is from Sentimental Stitches.  I did echo quilting around the redwork center and the pinwheel blocks are quilted in a curvy straight line.  I set my Bernina to stitch number 4 (a zig zag), and my stitch width to 4 and stitch length 3.5.  That sews a soft curve instead of doing a stitch in the ditch quilting line.  


Here's a table runner from a class I took years and years ago.  The strips are woven with fabric that we sewed into tubes and then pressed.  I think it is too long to be a table runner, but I have no idea how to take it apart to make it smaller.  So I did a basting stitch around the edges.  I should add a border, but the runner is thick so don't know whether to put some batting or flannel in the border.  This is a UFO that I'm not sure really how to finish.  I may just add a binding and call it finished.


This is one of Carol Doak's patterns.  It is from the book Easy Stash Quilts.  


As I was folding it, I noticed this nick in the binding so I put it in the UFO category.  You can see it in the photo above at the bottom almost in the center.  Here is a closer look.  That fabric is old, and I don't have any more of it.  So I will probably take this binding off and use another fabric.  Then that one will be finished.  


Thanks for stopping by!

I hope you have some time to take a few stitches today.  

13 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

nice to see the things your finding...........

sunny said...

You're finding such treasures! Quite a walk through history.

Janet O. said...

That woven one is very interesting.
No idea how the nicked binding happened?

Julierose said...

Nice projects; love that little Halloween witch...so cute! hugs, Julierose

Vivian said...

One of my first quilt classes was to make that woven runner. It was tricky but so cool when it was finished. I think mine just has binding--no border.
You're really finding a variety of treasures. How fun to be published in the Dear Hannah book. Did you meet Brenda at a class? or did you send a photo of your quilt to her?
Your Halloween quilt is cute. Pinwheels are a fun way to make a variety of fabrics work well together.

Michele said...

I've made the woven table runner. You will put on two borders, each border right side to the runner. Think like a binding but on both sides. You will press them open and lay a piece of batting between the two borders. The hardest part is keeping that securely in place while keeping the borders on both sides without a wrinkle. I imagine the spray adhesive for layering quilts would work well. I remember struggling with this step. Secure the edges and sew on your binding. You will like it when its done. But I can remember being frustrated with getting it all smooth and even.

Raewyn said...

Another little trip down memory lane for you. Such a great variety of projects and it won't take much to get some of them finished!!

Chantal said...

Beautiful projects all of them. You really make wonderful. I am not surprised to hear you were published with that gorgeous quilt. Thank you for sharing all those eye candy.

Elke said...

What a lot of treasures you find in your boxes. Wonderful.Thank's for the comments on my blog.
Elke

Frances said...

I am really enjoying your show and tell quilts. You have done some lovely work.

Nancy said...

I must have miss the info about how long these boxes have been packed but you are finding lots of very interesting quilts and lots of things to keep you busy.

Karen H said...

Each box you open produces such treasures! Can't wait to see what comes next!

blauraute said...

The little witch on the quilt is so cute. But also the other things are so beautiful.
Have a nice week and take care.
Roswitha

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