Sunday, March 04, 2012

Quilt Binding Abounds!

First off, thanks to everyone for the well-wishes after my slippery fall! I'm practically back to good, so it's all good! Nothing a few days of rest and Advil couldn't cure! Whew! Needless to say for those few days I couldn't really use my shoulder. BOOOOOO!!! No knitting or stitching or anything! WHA!?!? I didn't like it. But am back to good now and have finished binding a couple quilts!

Today I put the final stitches in the binding on My French Coverlet! Woooohooo!

I couldn't wait to get it in the washer and then thru the dryer to get that lovely puckery pucker going!

It was quilted by my pal, Kay, who has a machine quilting business, Charmed I'm Sure. She did a mock baptist fan and I love it!

Another recently bound quilt.....

The Yellow Snow Quilt! I love the backing almost as much as the pieced top! ;o) This one was freehand cross-hatched by Susan aka Fat Quarter Quilt Farm!

Love love love it!! It looks so springy! This one has a bamboo/cotton blend batting in it, Luna from Moda, and it washed up and dried nice and puckery too! It has a nice drapey feeling....doesn't seem quite as stiff as cotton. Have you tried it? I really do like it and will use it again!

I have two more quilts down in the quilt den waiting for binding, so I cut and sewed binding strips today after I finished the handwork on these.

And then...I baked.

These. Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars. And they were good! MUST. HAVE. MILK!! I used grape jam, though not quite as much as this recipe called for and I'm glad. I think they may have been a bit too sweet had I used the entire 1 1/2 cups.

And while they were baking...I knit.

Slow progress on the Sunday Market Shawl, but it's a joy to work with this Fleece Artist Somoko. Loving the color!

I may pick up a sampler now and stitch the rest of the evening. I'm not ready for the weekend to end!



troy and christina said...

I think I have a Fleece Artist yarn in the same colourway. I love it too!

FatQuarterQuiltFarm said...

yeeaaaaaay!!! loving that yarn!! Yellow Snow sure looks fabulous and vintage now that it's all puckered up!!!!

Margaret said...

Nice!!!! Love the quilts, love the knitting, love the binding, love those yummy baked goods! Have to bookmark that recipe. lol!

Deborah said...

WOW, you were one busy girl today! Binding, knitting and baking. Everything looked wonderful.

Catherine said...

Love, love, love both quilts! Those bars look yummy! What fun colors in your shawl!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Love the quilts - both are gorgeous but love the reds, especially! Pretty knitting, too!

Chocolates4Breakfast (Terri Malinovich) said...

Love the quilts - both are gorgeous but love the reds, especially! Pretty knitting, too!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Wow... you sure made up for lost time. Love both the quilts and the knitting project. The baked goods look so yummy!

Deb said...

Love your quilts Kim. In fact I love them so much that I started digging around into my AP&Q Vintage Quilts magazines to make some like it!! So you're an inspiration.

Glad that you're feeling better after your fall!