Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Upset - Two Flower Wednesday - Finished Quilts

So, why am I upset? Well I have 3 quilts that needed binding before our local quilt show. I can take care of 2 of them easily, but the 3rd quilt is a surprise for my husband. I managed to create this quilt without him seeing it, so I didn't want it ruined with him walking in on me hand stitching my binding. So I asked a friend and fellow quilter if she would help me out by doing my binding for me. BIG mistake! She brought me my quilt at my office on Monday. I thanked her and she left. So I was going to show my coworkers my quilt and when I took it out of the bag I gasped at the binding.
 See the loops underneath the binding? The ENTIRE quilt was done that way! Now, I am not a picky person. I just want it to be sewn down securely with no thread showing, except for maybe a tiny bit where a stitch was made. When I saw this I said a few naughty words and then I wanted to cry. Even my non quilty coworkers were shocked at how bad it was done. So after lunch I snipped one of the threads and started ripping out threads. One snip caused this whole binding to unravel QUICKLY! I didn't even need a seam ripper. I just used my finger nails and about 10 minutes later I had all of it undone.

So since I have such a cool boss (and the not so cool supervisor is on vacation), I have been able to slowly work on my binding during business hours. Didn't get far Monday, Tuesday I was too busy, and today I have been swamped with work. But tomorrow and Friday I'm all alone and I will be sewing this sucker down! This is a present for my hubby for our 20th wedding anniversary on Friday! So I have to get it done this week.

I know it's called One Flower Wednesday, but since the end of April I haven't been very good at making my flowers. So this week I made 2 flowers!
 I am loving all my little I-spy flowers!

So now to reveal my quilts for our local quilt show! I'm warning you now, I'm terrible at taking pictures!
Hubby's quilt with binding not finished

My 15 yr old daughters quilt. It's a disappearing 9 patch.
I love the loopy loop quilting and I love my little stripy binding!

A baby quilt for a friend. 
I LOVE my little stuffed appliqued minkee frog! 

Stay tuned until tomorrow when I hope to have another little finished project to show you!


Karen said...

Wonderful quilts for the show and sad about the binding. Love the flowers!!

Cynthia L. said...

I am so sorry to hear about your troubles with the binding. I can't believe it came out so easily - perhaps it was a blessing though!

I love your I spy hexis. What a cute idea.

I look forward to seeing photos of the quilts hanging in the show.

501 Quilt Blocks said...

What a great idea! I Spy flowers!

Polka Dot Classic said...

I love your spy flowers! they are so cute :)
Your frog quilt came out amazing! Great Job!
Too bad about the binding but I'm sure your husband will love it more since you had all that work to do :)
Congratulations on your anniversary !!
Enjoy your day