Wednesday, September 12, 2012

basting time

I have three quilt tops waiting to be basted and quilted. THREE!!! While it might not be that many by some people's standards, it's overwhelming for me. I like to finish most of my big projects before I start new ones, so this accumulation of quilt tops caught me totally by surprise.


I finished piecing my son's Pow Wow quilt top. As I've mentioned  before, I'm not particularly fond of piecing triangles, but I do love how they look once finished, so I persevered . I could not have been happier with how it turned out. Now if only I could decide on the backing and then the way to quilt this guy. Oh, well! one step at a time.


I have also finally turned these HST blocks into a quilt top.


I originally planned on making a large picnic quilt, but after thinking it through I realized there's just no way I'd enjoy making many, many more of these blocks. I decided to use the ones I had finished and turn them into a baby quilt. And, I even have the backing all ready, yay!


Last, but definitely not the least, is my Christmas quilt. I'm totally stumped on what to do for the backing as well as quilting. I'm thinking about doing some hand quilting, but have nothing specific in mind, yet. Any ideas?

So, these are my three quilt tops, in need of some love and attention. I'm really hoping to get at least one of them finished this week. 

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you all a wonderfully creative day. Svetlana

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32 comments:

  1. I'm like you - I don't like a lot of WIPs hanging around... good luck getting them all done soon, they look great.

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  2. These are all awesome!! The Pow Wow and Ornament one are both on my list of quilts to make. You did a fabulous job!

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  3. You have many happy quilting hours ahead of you ; ) enjoy

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  4. Oh my, just having 1 big quilt in a queue behind a mini is stressing me out, 3 would be driving me up the wall! Good luck with them - maybe a flannel backing for the Christmas one to make it nice and cozy to snuggle under at Christmas?

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  5. Beautiful. I was planning on having my vintage ornaments blocks put together by now. Haven't even started. *sigh*

    Good luck on the quilting. Can't wait to see them.

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  6. Good luck with the basting! I've been making quilt tops that are too big to baste in my home without seriously moving furniture, so I understand your pain!

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  7. Lovely lovely projects! I am anxious to make a pow-wow quilt, I love how it looks. And have already got fabric picked for a vintage Holiday quilt. What you did with the HST's is really nice!

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  8. They look great with sashing as a baby quilt. Nicely done! I have 3 quilts waiting finishing too. Don't like that feeling!

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  9. Such nice projects! But I know how it is, I have two basted quilts ready to go and somehow cannot make myself quilt them...

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  10. All three of your quilt tops are gorgeous! I am in the same boat as you and have a few tops ready to be quilted, but can't decide how I want to quilt them. Sorry I'm not more help on that one!
    Amanda

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  11. I love your Pow Wow quilt! That one is on my list, hopefully I'll see some fabric that will be perfect for it at the Quilt Festival in Houston this year. All your quilts are really nice!

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  12. I love your ornaments! They are very cute. :)

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  13. Oh my such fun projects! I love the Pow Wow quilt. It's on my list to make if I ever finish the other five on my list that I have fabric for. The HST quilt looks great too, the borders are fun to break it apart. That Christmas one is great, I've seen a lot of them around lately. I have no thoughts on what to do with it though, that's always the hardest part for me. Good luck!

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  14. oh my gosh -- you've done it again! These are all so so so pretty.
    I'm particularly in love with those HSTs, but all of them are beautiful!

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  15. These all look great. I love your HST layout.

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  16. How about little stitched snowflakes for the ornaments?

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  17. I'm a sucker for HST quilt blocks, too, but like you, I hate making them. Well, not exactly hate, but it's not my first choice. But when I see a quilt like the one you've finished, I'm rethinking things, and wondering how I can squeeze that into the line-up.

    I have several quilts in process, and need to get them finished off and to the quilter. Maybe in the next couple of weeks, I can have some to show off, like your beautiful quilts!

    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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  18. I am like you as well! I usually completely finish one thing before moving on to the next, but I started some Christmas stuff and need to wait money wise for batting meh, so I have three things right now waiting as well! lol I am stopping by from the WIP blog hop. I have my WIPs up today if you want to stop by :)http://domesticdeficitdisorder.blogspot.com/2012/09/this-weeks-wips.html

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  19. Happy basting - they are gorgeous quilt tops!

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  20. Hi Svetlana:

    Wonderful quilts...all of them!

    For the Christmas ornament quilt, how about some Christmas fabric on the back? A combination of Christmas fabrics? Just a suggestion.

    As always, you do a wonderful job on everything!

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  21. Very nice! I love the HST blocks and the way they've come together. I haven't even attempted HST, there is something daunting about them :)

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  22. It is all very lovely! It is difficult to see quilts lying around waiting to be quilted. I have one that is nearly finished, but I have been working on it for about 2 yrs. yikes

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  23. Dropping by from Freshly Pieced...just love your bright colours. Basting is definitely not my favourite part of making a quilt!

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  24. Those blocks you turned into a baby quilt are SO PRETTY!!! Is the block called broken dishes or something like that? I just LOVE how the colors pop off the white and how you put certain colors together. You just have such a knack for it. I try and am getting better, but you have a gift for it!

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  25. I really like your bright, scrappy HST quilt. I have also made the Pow Wow pattern and loved it (but it sure is a lot of work!). Great job!

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  26. Oh Svetlana - your HSTs are just beautiful. Can't wait to see that one all done up. If you're up for hand quilting, I think some stitches around each ornament in a contrasting floss would be lovely!

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  27. Love your HST quilt - so bright and cheerful! I have WAY too many WIPS right now. Trying to finish a few in September! Found you on freshly pieced. Nice job!

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  28. Three great quilt tops - they all look great and really cheerful!

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  29. Beautiful work! Can't wait to see the finishes.

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  30. Your HST baby quilt has such great pops of color! I love it and I've pinned it to my "Quilty Goodness" board on Pinterest (with proper credit, of course!). Feel free to follow me if you'd like: http://pinterest.com/lipglass/quilty-goodness/

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