Sunday, August 2, 2015

Rainy days

 I have had quite a productive this week, husband has been on night shift all week so I didn't get much of chance to play in my sewing room, however I did make  the most of time and sewed the binding on 2 quilts. Yes you read right..... 2 quilts. I'm not a lover of binding and if truth be told I still have at least 4 quilts waiting for their binding.
 I was so happy to get this quilt finished. Its for Daniel our eldest son and I thought if I don't get it finished soon winter will over and he won't need it until next year.
 I do love this quilt, Fabrics are called  Feed Company by Sweetwater and Pattern is called Cozy by Cotton way.
 I also got the binding sewn down on my Tone it down quilt.
 I only got to 9 blocks and decided that was enough so its a lovely size for a  lap quilt.
 Scrappy borders are great for using left over layer cake squares and fat quarters.
 Yesterday I started on a new project, this is for a gift and when its finished I'll share a photo. I do love little dredsen plates, they are just so darn cute.
I bought myself a little china bowl, I thought it would be perfect for my pins. Now I just need to find some good magnets and I can glue them to the bottom.

Its such a gloomy, rainy day today so I'm staying in my sewing room all day. I have so much to sew.

Have a wonderful day and I hope you find some sewing time.

12 comments:

Jeanette said...

Beautiful quilts. Love the Dresden & the bowl. Hugs, xx

Susan said...

Love your quilts, especially the one for your son. Binding is a funny thing, you either love it or hate it. Enjoy your rainy day.

Patchwork and Play said...

You have a son Daniel too! I love the quilt you have made him- perfect for a male! And Tone It Down is the pretty one! DO you have a recipient in mind or is that one staying to live with you? Nothing beats a Dresden, does it! A lovely post as always Leanne!

Susan said...

Hi Leanne I love both quilts. I actually love doing the binding on a quilt, I find it so relaxing sitting in front of the TV sewing it down knowing that the quilt is almost finished. X:)

Anita : Shabby Quilt said...

Beautiful Quilts. lovely Dresden.

sunny said...

It can't be too gloomy surrounded by all those pretties. Such a pretty Dresden, and a gorgeous bowl! Send me all your quilts and I'll bind them for you. That's one of my favorite parts, because then they're FINISHED!!

Cynthia said...

Leanne, both those quilts are really beautiful!!! I love the one you made for your son, I bet my son would love one like that! I also love the other one, it's very scrappy and I know it took a lot of time! I love binding quilts, I find it very relaxing :) I can sit down with my husband and watch TV while I do handwork, and I don't need the best light to do binding, unlike embroidery! The Dresden is really pretty too! I love all your projects :)

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Leanne! What beautiful quilts you managed to bind! They are both fabulous and I love your new project.... looks exciting! What a great idea your pretty little china bowl is too! Hope your weather brightens up! :) x

the girlfriend gap said...

Love the Big star! Good for you for attacking that binding. It has been crazy here with cleaning and family visiting.... very little sewing : ( When will it be officially spring for you? Janita

Lynda said...

It's a great feeling to sew in that last binding stitch. Two lovely quilts.

a good yarn said...

Gosh Leanne, what lovely quilts. I should pop down and bind those quilts for you as I love putting the binding on quilts. Cost you a couple of cups of tea! Another pretty Dresden and for a gift - someone is in for a treat.

Stephany said...

What a beautiful quilt for Daniel! I love the colours so much! We are planning our trip to England, we leave on the 12d of August for 10 days. I hope for you the rain is gone soon, here it is 25 degrees. I really like summer (allthough I don't sew that much then :-(

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