Done, Done, Done and Almost Done!!!

I’ve been finishing up on projects right and left in the last few days!

I have a couple of quilts that will be in the Trinity Valley Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show (August 20-22).  The quilting, binding, sleeves and labels are done!

Here is Tranquility Blue:

Ready-for-ShowThe quilting was done by Susan Corbett.  I think it’s gorgeous!  I did have to wash the quilt to get rid of the special thread used in the Trapunto.  This really made me nervous but it all just poofed up fine:

Quilting DoneI will also have my TCU Retirement Quilt in the show.  This quilt has such special meaning to me.  My quilting friends and co-workers made all these blocks for me and surprised me big time at my retirement party!

Ready-for-ShowThis week I also got out a half done frustrating project: The Jelly Roll Basket.  I took a great class in July with Pam Barr at TVQG. You take a jelly roll, add some long strips of batting and make these really cool looking baskets.

Show-and-Tell---Pam's-baskeEveryone’s basket was so cute, except mine.  It was a total flop.  Literally, a flop.  I could never get the darn thing to turn the corner and go up.  The more I stitched the bigger and floppier it got.

So I put it away for a few weeks (months maybe).  Then I had the idea that I would start from the other end of the cording I had created and try it again from the beginning.  If it turned the corner and went up like a basket should, then great.  If not, then I’d trash the whole thing.

Well, it worked the second time around.  Floppy basket on the right was disassembled as the good basket rose upward as it should.  Believe me, all those zigzag stitches made quite a mess as I ripped them out.

undoing-flat-basketBut I’m so pleased with the final product!

Finished-BasketNow I can move onward and work on finishing up a few more lingering projects.

Grandmother’s Choice Block of the Week is up on the design wall:

GMC-on-Design-WallI will arrange and rearrange for a few days.  Then sashing and borders.

Sashing-and-border-fabricThe purple dragon fly fabric will be sashing.  The turquoise with orange dragon flies will be the inner border and the purple big flowers will be a larger outer boarder.  The blocks are so bright and crazy, I’m trying to use the sashing and borders to calm it down a bit.  Hope it works!

So I’m done, done, done and almost done!  Have a great Labor Day y’all!

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2 thoughts on “Done, Done, Done and Almost Done!!!

  1. Barbara, EVERYTHING is absolutely gorgeous…..and they are Done! Well except one….

    Can’t wait to see them all again in the quilt show!

  2. Seeing all those GC blocks together is an ‘oh wow’ moment! Looks great, as do the others! Glad everything ‘poofed up’ nicely on the blue & white. Jim still needs to come to the TVQG show to see your TCU quilt!

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