Saturday, February 19, 2011

FSNI: The Morning After

Thanks to a very watchable BBC series to watch, I was able to finish binding a queen-size Turning Twenty quilt using Deb Strain's "Cherish Nature" line.   Yes, it's 3:00 am... I can't believe I'm still awake...  *lol*


This quilt was a PIGS... or actually a PIT (project in tote) and wanted to finish it this weekend.  So, the plan was: get the binding sewn to the quilt...


...get settled on the sofa to sew and watch Cranford (the entire series on DVD)...



...and see how much of the binding I could sew down before I nodded off.  


Surprised myself and got it all done!  I need to finish drawing the decoration on the label (didn't want to do the lower corner b/c I wanted to make sure I had enough room once the binding was sewn down)... then run it thru the washer and dryer.  My first finish of this year and one Christmas present completed! 

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Now that the quilt label is finished, thought you'd like to see what it looks like..





29 comments:

  1. Hi!
    Great job! I love those colors.

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  2. Beautiful quilt and amazing hand sewing stamina,looks like a successful FNSI (and SMSI) for you

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  3. Finishing the entire binding on a queen size!! WoW! I love your beautiful quilt and someone special is sure to love it as their Christmas present, too...nice work!!

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  4. Looks great. Congrats on the finish.

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  5. That's a lot of hand sewing for one night. What a great finish.

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  6. This is just beautiful!!! I love the line of fabric that you chose. Congratulations on getting it all done!!

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  7. What a wonderful job you have done and i love your backing fabric as well,what a great head start for xmas.
    cheers shez

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  8. Wow - you had a productive night !! And a late night too :) Great job with your FNSI - love the colors.

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  9. Your quilt is beautiful. I know what it is like to sew the binding on a huge quilt. Nice job. Thank you for visiting my blog. I wanted to see yours. I am now a follower. Hugs

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  10. Love the colours, well done finishing the binding in one sitting.
    I love your quilt label.

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  11. It is beautiful. Congratulations on the finish.

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  12. Congratulations on your beautiful finish, Empress! ;) Grieg and Claire are going to be very happy at Christmas, but I hope they don't read your blog or they won't be surprised on Christmas morning! :)

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  13. Wow! A very successful FNSI! The quilt looks fantastic - well done.

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  14. What a beautiful quilt! Wow, to have a Christmas present like that completed in February! Congratulations :)

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  15. Oh my! I don't ever think I've made it to 3:30 in the morning quilting, especially sewing binding. Love the label. So cute!

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  16. wow. thats a HUGE job to do in one night. HIGH FIVE to you!

    i LOVE that quilt.

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  17. Fantastic. Doesn't the finished quilt feel great between your fingers?

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  18. Beautiful colors in your quilt and what a pretty label! A very successful FNSI!

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  19. Beautiful, love the colours and the panel in the middle. Congratulations on a great finish. Cranford is great stitching television - there is a Return to Cranford as well if you need some viewing for your next binding session!

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  20. I really, really love this quilt!

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  21. Oh my ! This is so pretty!

    How many hours did it take you to stitch the binding down ? Im so slow with hand binding.

    I adore that fabric. It's going on my wish list. The recipients are going to be thrilled!

    Thanks for the visit!

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  22. Beautiful, the quilting is lovely.

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  23. What a pretty quilt. You were really successful!

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  24. What a lovely quilt. And label! I always forget the labels.

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  25. Nice job on the white out. I wish I had a 1/16 of your talent.

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  26. Gorgeous! Sewing the binding is my favorite part of the project. Not only do I like the hand sewing, I like the sense of accomplishment. Bravo!

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  27. Love the colors in that quilt. I've always been partial to blue and brown together.

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