Yay! I did it! I finished the quilting on the Churn Dash quilt and I couldn’t be more excited. I completely drug my feet getting this quilt done, and I can’t explain why other than I really did seem to lose my energy for this quilt halfway through. I do love the way the quilting turned out on it. Although, the quilting took more time to accomplish than I expected as I had to be very careful not to quilt myself into a corner. I ended up having to stop after finishing each flower swirl motif and plan where the next motif was going to be. I am so happy to be done with the quilting on this one. I sewed the binding to the front and have hand stitched down approximately 1/3 of the binding to the back. Two more evenings of stitching that and I’ll be done. I’m excited to have a Friday Finish post this week!
The picture above is a sneak peak of a quick secret project. I promised a friend an easy tutorial for a guest post. I spent Monday sewing and taking photos of the process, and hope to get the tutorial written and pictures edited and uploaded on Tuesday and sent to my friend by Wednesday.
In anticipation of getting started on my Christmas quilt, I pulled out my stack of Alpine fabrics. I can’t wait to get to work on this next quilt!! What have you been up to? Are you getting ready to start any holiday sewing?
This week’s To-Do list:
- Write guest post
- Finish stitching Churn Dash binding
- Start Christmas Quilt
- Write Finished Friday post
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10 thoughts on “To-Do Tuesday 9-13-16 | Time to Bind”
I love the fabric you chose to bind the churn dash quilt with and the quilting looks fabulous! You’ve piqued my interest with your secret sewing – I will be on the lookout for this tutorial!
Thanks! The tutorial is a really easy thing. Given your sewing experience you’ll probably chuckle. 🙂
Awesome quilting! And, love the fabrics. I can’t wait to see more.
Thank you! I was losing my joy for this quilt halfway through, but now that it’s done I absolutely love the way it turned out! Now I just need to get pictures taken.
Congrats on a fine finish! The quilting and binding look great on your Churn Dash! And such pretty corners on your secret project! Hope you have a great week prepping your guest post and starting a new project.
Thanks, Sharon! I just finished sewing the binding down last night, I got my guest post written and sent off and now I can start the new project. Yay!!!
I just fall more and more in love with the churn-dash quilt every time I see it! The binding you chose is beautiful! I can’t wait to see your secret project, I love those fabric choices, as well! I have never made a Christmas/Holiday quilt, and every time you’ve shown the Alpine fabric, I am tempted. It is so yummy!
I am so glad that quilt is done, and so glad that I love it now too! I really was having mixed feelings about it the last few weeks. That binding really helps frame it up. I’m cutting into that Alpine fabric today and I can’t wait to get to work on it!
First let me say, YAY!!! Guest blog post!! I can’t wait to post it!! Such excitement!!
Second, just as you dug your heels in with the quilt, I’ve dug my own heels in about my own next blog post. I don’t know why. Why doesn’t matter. It will be up tomorrow!!
Third. I am loving the alpine fabric!!! I can’t wait to see that project!!
You have blessed me my friend.
Thanks so much for letting me have the opportunity to guest post! That was so much fun to prepare! Yay for another blog post for you too… I will be checking that out today! You have blessed ME! So glad our paths crossed all those years ago (seems like it was only a couple of years, you know?!)