Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Down to the Wire

There's nothing like a challenge and a deadline looming to get my rear in gear. Tomorrow is the last day for Peg's challenge, and I needed two more quilts to meet the challenge.

These two railfence quilt tops are from my early quilting days... so they are about 6 years old. I've been wanting to quilt these up since the beginning of the year for Project Linus but never got around to it. Well, this is the perfect push that I needed. I pulled them out yesterday and got the red/white/blue quilted; the binding went on last night. Then, I quilted the pastel colors one this morning. These worked up rather quickly because they are small baby quilts. The red/white/blue is about 46", and the pastels one is 40".

I still need to prep and attach the binding on the pastel quilt. Then, the bindings need to be sew down on both of them. Will I be able to finish with them by tomorrow night? I won't be able to work on them until after dinner tomorrow.... oh, pressure! 8-)

Did you see the sleeping beauties under the quilting frame? ;o)

Here's a close up.

Awww... they look so sweet ... when they're asleep, that is! LOL


Julie said...

I am like you - I have to have that challenge. I finished mine today. I wish I had joined earlier so that I could finish all 8 of my flimsies. At least I got one pin basted and the other two have backing ready - that is some progress.
Your babies are so precious sleeping there. Such sweeties!!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Rhonda I am sure you can and they are lovely...and as for your babies what can you say....

Peddlecar Quilts said...

Pretty quilts! And the dogs aren't too bad either! They look so sweet, isn't it nice how they help us sew? Mine loves to lie down in the sewing room while I work.
You are such a prolific quilter! I am amazed at how much you get done! Diane

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Holy Cow! YOU are a quilting machine... those precious puppies are adorable!!

Jeanne said...

I'll be thinking positive thoughts for you this evening as you're stitching down that binding. I know you can do it. Congratulations on completing the Finish Five Challenge!