Bindings, Flimsies and Sweet Sue

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It wasn't the best weekend to be madly poised under a quilt with needle and thread hand stitching binding on 2 quilts. August is not a good binding month. But I have a deadline.
Jamie's graduation quilt - done and bound. Yayyy. I couldn't hide it from her any longer. She really likes it and had the nerve to ask me to make a matching pillow. She's gotta be kidding!
Of course I enjoyed binding the plain red along the edges of the Christmas Cottage Quilt more. It was quite a large project for a hot summer day. But it is done, too. Yayyy.
Sugar Flower Sweetness above. I really adore this fabric partnered with my upcoming pattern. Depending on how my week goes I may start machine quilting it. This is a wall hanging size.
I finished a flimsy for the blue baby quilt I'm working on. This was quick and fun. Again, depending on my week I will start machine quilting this one soon, too. Thanks for your suggestions on finding the fabric to finish my sister's quilt. See above under the delightful Sue. I hope to work on Michelle's quilts next week. We'll see.

Can you believe how lovely that Sunbonnet Sue dishtowel is???? I love her! And orange and turquoise are two of my favorite color combinations, too. Nope. I didn't make her. The wonderful and talented Dawn of Piece and Love Blog sent her to me as a sweet treat. Sigh. I adore Sue in a ball gown. She's so cute. Thanks Dawn!!! It looks like Dawn used some of her vintage fabric for my sweet Suzie. Love it.

-nanette
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Jan said...

August is a bit warm for binding, that's for sure ... but hey, we're quilters and we sacrifice for deadlines!!! Living in SFL, we've only got about 2 months that are decent for binding; but I do it year round :) Can't wait to see that pattern and the SBS Discloth is adorable :)

Tks so much for visiting my Blog and for your kind comments ... I'm the gal w/the chenille daisy :) You asked how you applique chenille ... all I can say is "w/an abundance of patience!!!" (LOL) I'm doing it by hand w/quilting thread :) Via machine might have been a better choice, but I'm a gluten for punishment :)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Love all your projects! Can't imagine having all that fabric on my lap in this weather...you are a brave woman!

The baby quilt is darling, but I must ask...what is a flimsy?

MGM

Thimbleanna said...

Aw, c'mon Mom -- everyone must have a pillow with their quilt LOL! Aren't kids funny? Can't wait to see your new pattern!

Fiesta said...

Nanette congratulations on the finishes. I can't wait to see the new wall hanging you are creating.
And you know I just love, love the towel.

Muddling Through said...

Lots of prettiness here, and it really looks like Christmas in one of those shots. A Christmas quilt is on my very long to-do list, but I'm not nearly as quick or as good as you at getting it pared down. :)

Nedra said...

Congratulations on finishing your daughter's quilt. The pain is now over! Unless, of course, you do pillow cases.
Seriously, are you, Dawn and I girlfriends? I love everything quilty EXCEPT Sunbonnet Sue! Oh MY!! My friends have even teased me that they will someday (very far, far away) throw a Sunbonnet Sue quilt on top of my casket as a tease.

Lynn said...

What a cute towel. I love that fabric on your Christmas quilt. I have lots of binding to be sewn on. It's sitting here waiting for me. It doesn't care that it's 97 today.

Living on the Spit said...

Awesome completions!! Too bad there aren't movie marathons (With the lights on) at the cinema's just for us quilters...that would be the best place to attach binding! (hey...an idea!)

I am still in search of waffle fabric to make some towels but have yet to find any.

Micki said...

Congrats on finishing the quilt. It is so cute!
Micki

Candace said...

Hah - and you thought you'd seen the last of the Eagles material, Nanette! I can't help but chuckle! Hey - a girl has to have matching sets!!
I had my Christmas cottage blocks out this afternoon trying to decide what to do!
Cheers!

Cathy said...

Wow, you have been busy! lovely to see all these quilts you are working on. I love the sugar flower one. Beautiful xo

Julie said...

Yes, it has been way too hot. Our ac went on strike yesterday, and I thought I would die. Luckily, it is working today.

You get so much done. It is impressive. I need to light a fire under myself these days. I feel like I spin circles running kids here and there---crazy!!

Have a great day. Julie

Jackie said...

You are way too funny about your daughter's quilt. So are you going to make matching pillowcases??? I love all the little sneak peeks at your newest creations. They all look lovely. I just love the dotty fabric you chose for your sister's quilt. What is not to love about the dishtowel. Oh and by the way, we still have not hit 90 degrees here in New England yet this summer. The hottest day that we have had was in April, when it hit 90! Amazing, huh? I would love it to be just a tad bit warmer and less rainy than it has been.

Rae Ann said...

I wish I had the time to accomplish everything that you do. I can't wait to see your new pattern. Your daughters quilt came out nice and you had your doubts, should have know better, all your items are lovely.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Wow, it looks as if you are getting all your ducks in a row and getting things on your list done. August and binding do not mix! and we both know you are going to make Jamie a pillow too! Love your new Sue, she is so pretty!! I am still looking for the right fabric for my Christmas quilt! I hope to find it soon.

dotti white said...

Nanette....you accomplished so much this weekend! I can't wait to see your new pattern! Can you give me any ideas on where to get some flower sugar. My daughter and I both want some! Have a wonderful week!

Pat said...

Aw....c'mon..do the pillow, too. How hard can THAT be after you suffered through an entire quilt of the Eagles' fabric? LOL

GARI said...

I hadn't thought about how hot it will be to bind a quilt this month. I will be starting one next week: queen sized in batik. Oh well, I really want it done so I guess I will just have to suffer for my art. LOL

Lurline said...

Sugar Flower Sweetness - now, that does look so beautiful!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Dawn said...

Glad you liked the towel. Love the Sugar Flower sugar!! Can't wait to see the whole quilt!!

Rumi said...

You've been a busy girl!
Sue is a charmer!

Threeundertwo said...

Sewing bindings is my favorite part of quilting, but it is a chore in August! I love that backing fabric on the Christmas quilt!

Lori Holt said...

Hi Nanette-
You are so funny about Jamie's quilt...just be glad she isn't younger and asks you to make a matching quilt and pillowcase for her doll too! haha
I can't wait to see your new pattern, it looks lovely.
x Lori

Sandi said...

What a busy bee you are!!! And a lucky one, too.....the Sunbonnet towel is so sweet!

pratima said...

Nanette, the red binding is so pretty and striking against the quilt. Great choice!
The fabrics for the new pattern are so delicious. Can't wait for the big reveal :)
The the soft colors of the baby quilt are so soothing.
Your sunbonnet sue is precious. Love her playful pose with the flowers.

Momoo said...

I bet you'll be making that pillow for Jamie. Love the contrast of the red binding on your cottage quilt.

hetty said...

Awesome finishes, Nanette! Congratulations. How hard can a pillow be after doing an entire quilt? Bet you're making it as I write this.

hetty said...

Awesome finishes, Nanette! Congratulations. How hard can a pillow be after doing an entire quilt? Bet you're making it as I write this.

Sherri said...

I love that binding/backing on the Christmas cottage quilt...and flower sugar...can't wait to see your new quilt!

Micki said...

Love your projects. The graduation quilt and Sunbonnet Sue are wonderful!
Micki

Nan said...

Wonderful projects, and hooray that you finished them! Good for you! I think binding quilts this time of year is a miserably hot undertaking, but oh so worth it.
I'm looking forward to seeing your latest pattern - the sneak peeks are wonderful!
The dishtowel is adorable - Dawn does lovely work.