Monday, October 7, 2019

Slogging On

It's been kind of quiet here in The Magpie's Nest. There have been no new project starts or major progress. Rather, I'm involved in finishing up quilts. The Pinwheels quilt is on the long arm as I type.

I bought some lovely, cushy flannel for the back. The binding will be the same gray as the background and borders. It should finish at about 54" high x 44" wide.

Meanwhile, I've been sewing down the binding on Space Cadets. I chose a pretty wild stripe for the binding. Nothing else I had on hand seemed to suit.

The stripe has the same blues and greens and yellows that are in the blocks and sashing. James did some freestyle quilting of large circles to mimic the planets and the occasional star.

I don't know how well you'll be able to see the quilting, but this is the back for what it's worth.

I think the discipline of getting these two baby quilts finished in a timely manner is robbing me of inspiration for new projects. Hopefully when I'm done with these some enticing new project will show up and whisk me away. 😊


  1. I really LOVE that binding for the Space Cadet quilt. Maybe you're not feeling inspired to anything new once these two are done because you need a small break to restore your creative juices and wait for inspiration to come visiting? Or do you do better by kick starting the creativity with busy hands...?

  2. Slogging is a good word - many of us feel that way from time to time. No worries - the EXCITEMENT will return!

  3. We all lose our creative mojo from time to time but something will spark an idea and you'll be off again.


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