Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bindings Galore

trimming the excess backing and batting from
Oh My, Stars!
January 2017
A local gentleman is a volunteer longarmer for Quilts of Valor (QOV) and was assigned by the national coordinator to quilt my latest batch of quilts. I gave him five QOV on Friday, January 20, 2017, and he called me on Sunday, January 22, 2017 and said they were ready to pick up. I was shocked that he quilted all five of them in such a short time. I wasn't expecting them for at least a week.
five QOV ready for hand-sewing
January 2017
Yikes, now I had to get to work. Trimming went quickly, and the binding was made and ready to attach. The slowest part will be hand-tacking the binding, a task I dread.


10 comments:

  1. I love that you make such beautiful quilts for the cause. My son received a quilt as he returned to the states after his Humvee hit a landmine in Baghdad in 2006. It was made with love.

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  2. WOW! I would love to be that dedicated and turn around quilts that fast. But, no, not going to happen. I like to piece and quilt so I'm always making those kinds of decisions. Now the not so fun part (at least for me) the binding.

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  3. That is a speedy quilter! Having 5 bindings waiting would overwhelm me. I'm kind of slow at the binding process.

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  4. A very speedy quilter indeed! Now you've got your work cut out for you.

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  5. When we were present for our friend Larry's getting his quilt, a man was part of the group. I loved that men contribute and are welcomed. Seems like lots of work can get done in the cold and snowy winter. So that's one good thing about it!

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  6. WOW! That gentleman is certainly fast. I think the binding process is my least favorite of quilt making so having five waiting would certainly overwhelm me. :-)
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  7. I think we've found the man who hires Santa's elves during the off season. That's a lot of quilts and a lot of work for you to finish but such a worthy cause!!

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  8. The hand sewing a my favorite part! Go Nancy!

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  9. As a newbie quilter, tacking the binding is the one part I feel confident about!

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  10. Oh, my goodness...you will be stitching in your sleep! If I were closer, I would love to stitch the bindings as I enjoy doing so.

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