Sunday, August 21, 2016

Nearing the Finish Line

On Saturday, August 13th, all the guilds in the Tennessee Quilter's Association met for the annual Assembly Day. This is always a fun day and I really enjoy it. It is a lot of work for the hosting guild and usually takes 2 years to prepare. The Courthouse Quilter's of White Bluff, TN only had 5 months to put this Assembly Day together. They did an outstanding job. The main speaker was the amazing Kaye England. She is just a hoot and kept us laughing. She showed some of her many quilts from the Voices of the Past series along with some antique quilts.

In the afternoon, blogger and quilt designer Kelly Young showed her modern quilt designs and explained elements of a modern quilt. It was so fun to meet a fellow blogger. She blogs at My Quilt Infatuation.

Today I am working on the binding of a Spool quilt. I made all the blocks when I was at my guild's spring retreat. This is a throw-sized quilt. 
I took this photo inside because for 2 days our weather has been gloom, then rain, then sunshine, and repeat. Looks like today will be no different. 

I did most of the quilting with a variegated thread in colors of red, green, blue, and yellow. I used a loopy design to look like threads unraveling from the spools. Not perfect, but good effort.
I love the backing. From a distance it looks like any other paisley. But, if you look closely, it has a sewing theme. 
I am using the same fabric for the binding. Today I will continue to slow stitch this binding. Why don't you take some time out to slow down and do a little slow stitching, too?

Linking to Kathy's Quilts.

May all your ups and downs in life be with needle and thread.

16 comments:

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I love the bright spools! Enjoy your binding today.

Quilter Kathy said...

What a great quilt! I love that backing fabric!!
ENjoy the binding today!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

What a wonderful and unusual quilt...such a fun pattern with lovely bright fabrics! :)

The Cozy Quilter said...

Fun backing for you spools quilt! Binding is my favourite part of making a quilt...it is almost done! !

Marie said...

Love your spools - and that backing is to die for! Takes my love of paisley to a completely different level. Sounds like you've been enjoying a lot of wonderful quilty inspiration.

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Always love a spool quilt and yours is fantastic! The backing is sew perfect!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Wow, gorgeous quilt ... and I love that the quilting and backing continue the thread/sewing theme of,your quilt.

Karen said...

What I see of the spool quilt looks very good. Looks like they could tumble over at any time!
I was doing a Craftsy online class with Kaye England. I like her style very much.

Ivani said...

Love your Spool quilt and also the quilting. Hope you had a great slow stitching this Sunday.

Robin said...

Your quilt is so vibrant and pretty. Would love to listen to Kaye England. What a fun time!

Deb A said...

Love your spools. The quilting on it is perfect and so is the back.

CathieJ said...

Your spool quilt is very pretty. I like the variegated quilting thread and the idea to make it look like threads coming from the spools.

Design Originals by KC said...

Donna, Glad you had fun at your Quilt Guilt meeting and had fun speakers too... Your spool quilt looks lovely.. I love love love your backing... can you share where you found it!??
Happy binding on your quilt if you are like me and it takes a bit of time to hand sew it down! lol Kathi

Mary said...

I have a small collection of sewing theme fabrics I hope to use someday. Your spool quilt is so fun!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your spool quilt is so fun! I would love to know the name of the pattern. Love the backing too!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Really cute. Love the quilting idea of unraveling thread.

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