Monday, July 18, 2016

Weekend Stitching - Bordering on a Finished Flimsy

I'm so not ready for Monday.  It will be a busy week at work, a couple of major projects have deadlines.  One will be easy to meet, the other needs a bit more work.  Thankfully I have till Friday on the second one.

It was a pretty relaxing weekend.  Drama Teen headed to Kansas yesterday for another journalism conference.  So it was pretty quiet around here.  The perfect opportunity to spend some time in the sewing room. There was time to get the Poinsettia blocks sewn together and up on the big design wall. 

Poinsettias, By Judy Blok for the December 2013 issue of
American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine


I'm really happy with how this quilt is turning out. Poinsettias was my leader and enders project for 2 years.  So it's fun to see this project moving closer to finished. There are three borders left to add before this one is a finished flimsy. The pieces for border number one are in the process of being stitched together.  Adding borders is always such a slow process, but I'm hopeful that Poinsettias will be a finished flimsy in the next couple of weeks. 

My Vintage Dresses project reached the halfway milestone this weekend.  Twelve of the twenty five blocks are finally completed. 

 Vintage Dresses by Charise Randell

Vintage Dresses is this year's Rainbow Scrap Challenge Project.  Picking the fabrics for the dresses has been a lot of fun and my paper piecing skills have definitely improved.  Part of this weekend's sewing time was spent cutting out all the pieces for next dress.  Doubt I get it all stitched together this week, there are lots of pieces in the block. 

Linking up with
Main Crush Monday at Cooking up Quilts
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times 

16 comments:

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Very cute.

Julie in GA said...

Poinsettias looks great, and the Vintage Dresses are adorable!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Holy dresses Batman! Seeing them all together is so much fun...this quilt will be freakin adorable! I hope your week goes well and you are able to fit in some stitching time. :)

sue said...

Wow. Both your quilts are awesome!

Bonnie said...

Your dresses are darling. They really stand up and want to be appreciated! I like Poinsettia too. Steady progress is always good. Hope the work week doesn't mess up your sewing time!

Alison V. said...

Your Pointsettias quilt looks beautiful! Is your border one of the fabrics in your quilt or something else entirely?

Katie Z. said...

Your projects are spectacular! It's so nice to see a leader ended project come together.

Barbara said...

I'm very impressed by your leaders and enders project. I haven't ever done leaders and enders, but now I'm wondering why. It is a really good idea, and you certainly have created a beautiful quilt from it. Your little dresses are adorable.

Val's Creative Life said...

Kate I'm always impressed on the detail of your sewing. Your work is just beautiful!!

Deb Chimes said...

Love love those dresses!! And your Poinsettias quilt will be even more incredible when those final borders go on. Can't wait to see it finished!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Love your vintage dresses! Is this a pattern that is easily available?

The Joyful Quilter said...

Wow!! I can't imagine having the patience to work your Leader/Ender project for TWO YEARS!! I know you must be SEW happy that it is finally coming together.

Cheryl said...

Seeing all of your dresses together is wonderful, they are each unique and fit together so well!

Marti said...

I really like your poinsettia quilt. You certainly do stick with a project. lol

Love love love your little dresses. That is going to be such a pretty quilt.

~Kris~ said...

Your little dresses are so sweet. They are really cute. Your poinsettia quilt is really coming along. Love your work.

Angie in SoCal said...

I'm so in love with your dresses! Fabulous. And the other is amazing - love it too.