Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The 4 B's

It was amazing how many times at the quilt store,
we would get this type of conversation.

" Hi, can I help you?"

"Yes, I need to choose some borders for 
my quilt.
 No,no, not borders, I mean backing.

Oh, did I say backing, I meant to say binding.

Or did I need batting, hmmmm."

"Sorry, I can't remember.
I know it was just one of those B words."

For the past month, I've been 
working on my Olympic quilt
which is part of the 
11 PP Plan.

The 11 Project  Progress Plan is a very clever
idea my quilt group, The Quiltie Buddies,
have been working on all year.

It involved identifying eleven unfinished projects, easy...
giving each one a number, 1-11, easy...
drawing a number each month, easy...
and then progressing that project forward, easy..

Notice the word progressing.
It is not the word, finish.

So far it's been very successful.

So back to the 4 B's.
My progress this past weekend 
was applying borders,
piecing a backing,
getting the batting,
and making binding.

The top is ready to be sent 
to my quilter.

But wait...
there seems to be something missing.

There are 80 berries missing.

I didn't fizzle out,
 just waiting.

I'm making the berries out of wool 
and adding buttons.
I didn't want the quilting to go over the wool
so to make it easier,
 I'll add those when I get the quilt back.

In the meantime,
the number 10 was drawn.
I'd better go check my list.

 Until Next Time-


  1. I like the applique design, berries or no berries. Whose design is it or is it something you created? I have sewn buttons and a berry or two on after quilting. Good thinking.

  2. Sounds like you have a very effective plan Kyle - it definitely helps to have some kind of incentive for getting projects done! I love the sashing on your quilt - it's really striking! But aren't you nervous about wool berries bleeding on your quilt? I assume they'll be red. Good luck with that.

  3. Here is another b word for you ....beautiful!!

  4. Love the 4-Block and RW&B. It will be fun to see the post quilting berries.
    Thank you for sharing.

  5. That is an awesome quilt! With or without berries!!

  6. Can'twait to see the finished project! ~Elizabeth