Friday, August 27, 2010

In the mood...

#191
note to followers...just 9 more to go (see my post from August 11th)


On Tuesday, this lovely teapot came in the mail from one of my dearest friends who knows I just love to sip tea and quilt. She gave me a mug that matches it last Christmas...isn't she just a dear!

I am finishing the  hand quilting on a table runner today but then I must really get in the mood for doing bindings...I have four projects sitting here waiting to have bindings done. Sometimes, by the time I get to the binding step I already have inspiration for a new project and want to get it started. I think that I'll do the binding some evening while watching TV but for some reason I just don't.  This weekend must really be a binding weekend. I am going to stick with that goal....but I am dying to start a new wall hanging with some super fabric I bought....Is there one step of the quilting process that you tend to put off thus increase your UFO pile?

10 comments:

Winona said...

I am a hand quilter, so I try to baste my quilts with needle and thread. Oh goodness, that kills my back. I now have purchased several of the curved basting pins. Much faster and easier, in my opinion. I enjoy sewing on the bindings. It means a project completed. That teapot is so cute. You are a lucky lady, indeed. Have a good day. Winona

Pat said...

The teapot is very cute. It was nice of her to send that to you. I don't mind bindings unless it's on a BIG quilt. If you need help with the bindings, let me know, okay?

Micki said...

I love making the top, don't mind th binding at all, but the quilting can be very tiring.
Micki

Deb said...

fantastic teapot. I love sitting binding, admittidely does hurt the fingers a bit but very relaxing

Quilting Lab said...

Hey Kath...love the teapot!! As for your question, depends on lots of factors! Deadlines, new projects, timing etc. I do mostly machine things so when I do have hand quilting,sewing or finishing I can work it into TV time in the evening.

Laurie said...

I have several quilts started, and am still in the block stage. I get bored to easily with a pattern and end up starting another! Except if it's crazy quilting, then I can't stop!

Nancy said...

The teapot is sweet! And I'm like you... I wait on the binding. Looks like you've made good progress now, though.

Sand and Sunshine said...

Thanks for stopping at my blog, your new little tea pot is very cute. I find basting is the real beast for me, having to round up help, cleaning the floor within an inch of it's life, rolling the layers... ACK! I like the before and after parts though - even cutting (which I used to hate) has started growing on me.

Janet said...

I love your teapot. I have a few teapots and would have more if I had room. lol I hate making a quilt sandwich. I procrastinate and put off for way too long. I have alot of flimsies. :( I am going to do something about that this winter. Goal! I like sitting and doing the binding by hand, so nice to know I'll soon be done.

call me crazy said...

Thank you for visiting me! I am a teapot lover too. :-) I have no idea where mine are now, but I do have a couple cuties. :-) I always get stuck at quilting, figuring out what to quilt and then actually getting it done. Oh and bindings too~ once it is partway on the quilt though, then I like the hand stitching part. LOL