Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Only 41 blocks ....

..... left to hand quilt and 2 sides to bind .... and this quilt will be done! To help speed up my finishing, binding has been made and sewn onto 2 sides. This way, once all the blocks are done, I just need to add binding to 2 more sides, add a label, wash and dry and then you can see the finished quilt. Warmer weather is starting to come our way and that will end any hand quilting for the summer ...... so I'm making a final push to get this klosjes (spool) quilt done. Oh my, I'm getting excited!!!

Have a great day!

19 comments:

Anne Ida said...

That is such a great idea - I always dread doing that looooong binding at the end - thanks for the tip! Enjoy quilting those last 41 block :-)

LintLady said...

Hello Rose Marie,
wonderful! I am impressed!
Happy stitching
:o) Doris

Crunchy Diva said...

it is sooo pretty. i love hand quilting to bad you have to put if off for the summer.

paulette said...

Ohhhh stunning!!
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Raewyn said...

Great idea about the binding. Your quilting is so beautiful - I've said it before and I'll say it again- this is going to be one BEAUTIFUL quilt. well done!!

Karen said...

I just started hand quilting a pretty big quilt. I'm wondering how long I'll be able to do it before I sweat to death underneath LOL! This quilt is absolutely wonderful, can't wait to see the final reveal!

Karen said...

You sound like a woman with a plan! I am anxious to see the quilt finished but know it will take time. Keep on stitchin'!
karen

Ali Honey said...

That's looking fabulous. The appliqued flowers look very striking.

It really works. I have put the whole binding on before I have finished quilting. It really keeps things neat and tidy and if working on dark fabric keeps the batting fluff from getting all over the dark fabric.

Julie Fukuda said...

That is going to be such a treasure! Enjoy the journey.

LuAnn said...

I love what you've done with your klotsjes. The quilt will be beautiful.

Janet said...

I'm cheering you on again, this is one of my favourite quilts you've made and it's going to be so beautiful.

Barb said...

Good Luck finishing!
It looks wonderful. I love binding, but not as much as quilting.
Looking forward to seeing it soon!

Jennifer said...

Oh, that is so pretty! Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt....it won't be long now.

hetty said...

The weather is getting nice around here, but I hear it is going to rain all weekend. Can't wait to see this one finished.

Kiera-Oona said...

Its very pretty. I like the little dot applique flowers you have close to the border too.

Barbara said...

From what I can see, this is going to be one gorgeous quilt! I'm thinking I saw a photo of the entire top awhile ago on your blog? Can you tell me what the pattern is?

Sharon said...

This is SO pretty, I can't wait to see the whole quilt when you finish. I did the binding along the way when I hand quilted baptist fans and yes, it was great to have it all done when I was done!

Teresa said...

This is looking so fabulous! I've enjoyed watching you make this quilt. LOVE the border motif!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Kim said...

Gets a little warm with a quilt and two kitties snuggled in your lap while quilting, huh? :-D I would be excited too if this were me coming to the end of this project. I'll check back soon to celebrate it's completion with you. No fear of it being too warm to quilt here in Minnesota...for now.