Monday, October 1, 2018

The plan is.......

To finish off the quilting on my checker board quilt and bind it so that it can be called it a complete finish for the month of October.  

Seeing that it is a lap size quilt and not too big to squish through a domestic sewing machine it was decided not to go with the QAYG method.     Not sure if this decision was a mistake - too late now!

As you know I am welded to my sewing machine and everything is machined on my quilts - even  the bindings - and I decided to stitch in the ditch in each block .     This is going to be tackled by quilting 6 blocks at a time then pulling though the threads, tying them off and burying them before making a start on the next 6 blocks.   There is a total of 30 blocks so that means I will have 5 sessions of sewing 6 blocks completely.    The thought of leaving all those threads to the end does not appeal to me.

This is what I have done so far

A  long way to go but doable by the end of the month I feel.

While I am pulling through, tying off and burying  the ends my mind is wandering onto what my next project will be.    

As Miss M will be starting big school next year there is will a decrease in the demand to make as many clothes for her as I have done in the past but I will check with her mummy to see if I can sneak in a few more items before February next year.     

Linking with OMG for October.

Back soon and in the meantime

Happy sewing all


Anonymous said...

Hi Karen you are doing so well with your quilt,gee Miss M off to school the years are going to fast. Hope you have an awesome week my friend xx

Ondrea said...

Oh my! Miss M will be going to school! Where does the time go? Your quilt will look beautiful when you have completed it. I must say that I find machine quilting and pulling through all those threads to tie off is more time consuming than hand quilting LOL. Depending on the size of the project I suppose. Looking forward to seeing the quilt in all its glory.

Marly said...

That's an excellent plan for the threads. I spent two hours on Saturday burying threads which I had been tying off as I went, but I will definitely be following your lead in future!

grammajudyb said...

Good luck on your goal! Can't wait to see it complete!

Maria said...

Sounds like a good plan with the quilting. Go girl!!
Gee Miss M off to school soon. They grow up sew quickly

Patty said...

Sounds like a perfect way to approach the quilting. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

Sharon - IN said...

Welded to your machine! Love it! :-) ... I have also gone to finishing binding by machine. So quick, and looks nice. Have fun finishing your checker board quilt!

Bethan said...

Sounds like a good quilting plan. I love your backing fabric! x