Two Down…One More to Go

It feels good to have finished binding two large quilts. It took two days on each quilt, but it got done.

This is the Tannenbaum quilt that I made for my daughter-in-law’s sister. I purchased some of this fabric when I was in Fayetteville. The rest was purchased at the Mesquite Bean. The pattern called for an all white background, but I added color to the top corners.

I made a special quilt label with a picture of the sisters when they were children.

I will post the picture of the second quilt after I gift it.  My quilting friend used extra thick batting for this quilt and it is super comfy.
In between binding, I have been making quilted fabric pouches. These pouches are so easy and fun to make. I plan on making a fabric journal for my collection of button pins. The front and back cover for the journal will be these pouches.

Progress

This afternoon, I spent some time piecing the blocks for the Tannenbaum quilt. I was able to complete the 15 red and green square blocks for the center of the tree. I also completed the 12 white, red, and green blocks for the sides of the tree.
The next step is to make 14 background blocks. I realized that I need to make two more tubes of the background fabric to have enough to make the 14 blocks.  I laid some of the blocks together in order to get a preview. So far, I have not run across any major hurdles along the way. The tutorial by Donna Jordan certainly has been helpful. I did have a couple of rip and redo, but that is par for the course.

Shop is closed for the weekend. I will be celebrating my granddaughter’s birthday.