Rocqua Rhythm Sandwich

And now for the Rocqua Rhythm sandwich.  It’s pin basted and ready to quilt.  But there is no time to quilt this weekend since today is my little princess’ 4th birthday, and we have a weekend of birthday festivities.

This quilt is pretty big measuring in at a 65″ square, so I’m guessing it will take me quite some to quilt this one.

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Rocqua Rhythm Back

One unexpected surprise from our new earlier mornings since Ethan started kindergarten is that Ellie, who was once phasing naps out, definitely needs a midday rest.  What does all this mean?  I have found that I now have 1 to 2 hours of time during the day all to myself!  And guess what I decided to do with that time?  Quilt…shocking I know!

On Wednesday I had the creative itch during this new found time, and I sewed up the back for the Rocqua Rhythm quilt.  I designed the back, and I just love it!  It’s kind of a large modified log cabin.  When I originally bought fabric for the back my intention was to just use the turquoise and the white with pink flowers.  After I finished the top and laid out the backing fabric, I felt the back needed some more punch and pizazz.  So, I played around with the leftover fabrics from the quilt top and the turquoise and white with pink flowers until I found an arrangement I liked.  I really do love how it turned out…in fact, I like the back as much as the front!

The binding is going to be the apples from the quilt top.

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Merry & Bright Binding: Done

I finished hand sewing the binding for the Merry & Bright quilt!  **yeah!!!**

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Now that this quilt is done (except for the label) I can move on to other projects.  I have more quilt tops completed than I’m willing to admit (there are more than I have listed to the right under quilts in progress…not sure if that’s a 🙂 or a 🙁 ), so my goal is to get some of those quilt tops quilted and finished.  Instead of starting new projects I’m going to finish some of those quilts in progress…that’s the goal anyway.

I really do get the itch to be creative, and since I’ve been doing pieced backs, that will satisfy the creative itch…I hope anyway! 😉

In A Bind: Less Time

Ethan had his first day of Kindergarten yesterday!!!!  Since we have to be out the door 90 minutes earlier than we did for preschool, I’m finding I too need to go to bed earlier.  And since most of my quilting happens in the evenings after the kiddos are in bed, my earlier bedtime means less time to quilt.  Bummer, but hopefully I’ll adjust and still work in some good quilting.

In the meantime I’ve been hand sewing the binding to the back of the Merry & Bright quilt.

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