Quiltville's En Provence Clue 4 Progress

Tuesday, I only have to make it until Tuesday and then vacation starts. This weekend we had an arctic front moved through and snow.  It was brutal so we spent the weekend inside but I don't have any Christmas shopping done.  Well, the little bit of shopping I need to do, I have the backing fabric for the grandsons' quilts on the way.  I'm praying it arrives before the delivery date so I'm not cutting this down to Christmas morning still binding.  I have one done without borders and the other one is cut into nine patches.



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I plan on using Wednesday and Thursday to not only finish the boys' quilts but to get caught up on the mystery quilt.  I made a list of each unit I still need to sew and cut all the pieces for each clue and have them clipped together.  Well, I didn't cut all of them, Paul took mercy on me and pitched in cutting clue 4 out for me.  My arm was starting to get tired.  I shouldn't have to stop at all though to cut until the new clue comes out on Friday.



I wanted to share with you though what I focused on this weekend and that is grandson number 2's quilt.  Grandson number 1's quilt will be similar with the non-tractor fabric switched out.  Grandson number 3 will get his quilter later but his will be made out of the leftovers from the other two.  Since we are a massively blended family we wanted these to be a little symbolic even if the boys are too young to understand right now.  The brown fabric is actually the backing fabric from their stepdad's quilt.  We wanted to tie all three of them together.  Paul did something similar for grandson number 3's quilt.

I know on QuiltCam yesterday Bonnie asked for machine binding tips.  I hate putting quilt binding on.  I struggled for so long until I saw someone doing a pin free drunkard's path.  I played around with using Elmer's glue to attach the binding and it works.  If you struggle check it out, there's even a video to show how I do it.

I'm linking up to Bonnie's link up.  If you are coming over from there I want to thank you for stopping by the quilting room.  You are always welcome to sit for a bit and there's usually a pot of coffee in the kitchen.

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About Melissa Shields

Mel is a 30 something year old quilter, attempting to balance her old school roots with today's trends. When not sewing or shopping for a new sewing machine Mel enjoys reading, reality TV, and Nascar.

5 comments:

  1. I hope you manage to get your Christmas shopping in time; I can't imagine what it's like to be snowed in. Your grandson's quilt is shaping up well; he will certainly be intrigued when he recognises some of the fabric from other quilts.

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  2. Having everything cut is great! That's a huge step that you already have out of the way. Good luck getting everything ready for Christmas!

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  3. Hope your fabric arrives in time for you to relax and enjoy. Happy stitching!

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  4. Good luck finishing! Finishing shopping, finishing quilting, finishing work :o)

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