This last week - because it's September, I am reminded of several projects that are hanging around waiting to be made into sandwiches.... That is, they need a backing and the batting in the middle with the quilt on top.
The is the fourth of a 4 panel piece I bought and started this time last year :-) I completed and gave away two of them.... one is half quilted.. and this one was waiting for the backing and batting.... I have hand basted all of these on this page
One of the bird lattice panels I spoke about in one of the prior blog posts. This is a small completed wall hanging that is now basted and ready for quilting.
Lighthouse panel squares with a rail fence variation between.... Second on the list.. it is a wedding present for someone whose wedding was in May.. Most people who machine quilt use safety pins to baste their quilts but if you work in multiples like I do... well, I don't even WANT to own all the pins these tops would require!
The spring lattice panels..... too big for a wallhanging - for me - but will make a nice throw.... I am still tickled about being able to pair an old remnant I loved with a more current fabric. Those birds have been in my stash for years!
This is a Sisters Choice block... last year I made a throw for my sister and have a thought in my head of making more of these for the chosen sisters in my life. It's a long term project I have not worked on this year! I made this particular one with one of my SOLE sisters in mind (I have several special women I WALK with in one way or another...) At some point, I will make a bunch of these blocks for the sisters in my life. I made the block large - so this is almost table topper size... bigger than a placemat. It's my first one and I can't wait to see how it turns out when it is finished.
I did hand baste all of these - which, if you need a photo, you can imagine me on my hands and knees on the floor! I first tape the backing down on the floor to keep it from shifting while I work.... then layer and trim the batting (middle layer)... and then lay out the top. and start making LONG stitches to hold it all together... an X from corner to corner and then a 6-8 inch grid over the rest of the quilt starting in the middle and working out.
All of these quilts now can be folded and can wait until I am ready to get stitching on my sewing machine..... or by hand.... wherever the spirit leads.....