Monday, February 1, 2016

February


Wow! Here it is February already!! I have so many fun events planned for 2016 that it's hard to not rush!
We have hired a new employee and that is a good thing. I hope he learns fast and works well into our small business. 

 Here's a little stuffed pillow I made for a lovely girl who lost her dad after a valiant fight with a heart transplant. It was a free project at Wooden Spools Design- click HERE to see Debbie's blog post and get the pattern.
 I got some ideas from my Facebook group. (which now has 700+ members! I'm humbled for sure!)
 I'm not a fan of poly stuffing. This is what I used. 
 I'm working on lots of binding which makes for a boring blog post. Here is my completed High Desert Baskets, where my creative photo skills flopped!
 That's better. The binding is not the same print. Remember when I made the binding ahead of time? My quilts were at the quilters and I didn't look to see what the outer triangle prints were. Just one more step in my humble quilt philosophy. 
 One more binding. I love this binding with this quilt!! I'll show you the completed quilt later this week.
One more binding attached, still to be hand sewn. 

Have a wonderful week!

26 comments:

  1. What a sweet gift. I'm sure she will cherish it. Great work on the bindings. Most of my friends hate the binding process, but I find it quite relaxing.

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  2. Such a thoughtful gift. Love quilts set on point. Thank goodness my Mother enjoys sewing the bindings

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  3. The pillow turned out so sweet and I'm sure the recipient will treasure it. As for your bindings, GREAT JOB! I love that the binding is close but not the exact same fabric as the outer triangles on your High Desert Baskets quilt. All three quilts are going to be fabulous!

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  4. Hooray for a new employee! And the heart is lovely.

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  5. High Desert Baskets just takes my breath away - fabulous finish! The heart pillow is such a sweet thoughtful remembrance for your friend.

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  6. I love the binding being slightly different than the outer triangles! Looks like it was planned that way. And thanks for the idea of something to get a grieving friend. Cute button flower too! You are full of ideas for me...Thanks!

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  7. It's never BORING at Humble Quilts! Binding is my Favorite part of the Quilt. I love the Heart pillow.
    It's huggable.

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  8. I had not seen the freebie heart design. Just printed it out. Your gift made from this design is so very thoughtful. I need to order white wool before I can make it unless I find a scrap (and that is possible).

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  9. It's always good to get the binding on!! I love the heart pillow.

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  10. I am very touched by the gift pillow you made. So thoughtful!
    Oh, the basket quilt is superb!! Doesn't it make you smile?

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  11. What a kind thoughtful gift, perfect remembrance. I enjoy hand sewing binding-kind of like applique for me :)

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  12. What a beautiul gift Lori!! I really like your High Desert basket quilt - pretty applique and the feathered wreaths are wonderful.

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  13. Sweet little heart for a thoughtful gift!

    I love the red-multi print you're using for the last binding; it's one of my favorites, and I wish I had yards and yards of it instead of just yards. I've got lots of binding in my near future too.

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  14. I think we shared that red fabric you used for binding the last quilt--remember when you got some amazing deals on fabric at a warehouse sale a few years ago?? I am still using the fabrics and recently used the red as well! Can't wait to see what you're hiding!!

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  15. I love that last binding fabric. It's so amazing. Also, the setting triangle fabric on the one I quilted, very nice. I need to step out when it comes to my shifting prints and get a few of these darker ones, they really helped pop the colors on your quilt. Sweet pillow

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  16. I dont think binding is boring, I love it! I love knowing you are nearly finished another quilt. I love being able to hand stitch and still interact with the family - its my version of knitting I can do it without thinking. And best of all while I am hand stitching binding I can dream about the next quilt I want to make!

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  17. Yay on the new employee! Sweet pillow for a precious gift. Love the button flowers! I had no idea there was cotton stuffing like that! Much better than the poly stuff. Binding is the best part of quilting, means a finished quilt is near!

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  18. I love your High Desert Basket quilt! I like the baskets, the appliqué and the nice mix of fabrics. It is beautiful! I also love you heart pillow and am sure the recipient will treasure it. It is very thoughtful of you.
    Also, all your bindings look great! I like the fabrics and contrast with the quilts... For as much as we can see!

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  19. You've been busy with your binding, love the print on the yellow one.

    What a love gift to bestow on your friend. She is lucky to know you.

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  20. Love the binding stage. That when the quilt is so close to completion and of course I love the meditative hand stitching :)

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  21. Your heart pillow is such a lovely and thoughtful gift. All your finishes are looking fantastic. What a way to start the New Year?

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  22. what a sweet gift pillow - she'll love it.
    I can't wait to hear what you have going on this year. Vermont? I'm going.
    i like matching binding sometime - looks great to me

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  23. Hi Lori,
    High Desert Baskets is beautiful! I wish I could make one like your! I like the binding, too.
    Also I love the small heart pillow, I'm sure your friend will love it.
    Hugs, Rina.

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  24. Boring is a word I'd never use to describe any of your projects and sewing, Lori.
    You've been on a binding binge! Your High Desert Baskets quilts is outstanding. Love seeing the two groups of blocks joined together with all those shirtings.
    The heart pillow will certainly bring comfort.

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  25. The wool heart pillow is very sweet and so thoughtful of you! Your quilts are wonderful. I always wonder how you get so much done.

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  26. Lori que bonito regalo!!!
    saludos

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