Monday, February 17, 2014

No Cabin Fever Here!

Cabin fever is defined as being indoors too long and bored, with nothing to do.  But as a quilter with lots of projects to work on, I'm not experiencing cabin fever, even if I'm indoors a lot more than I usually am.  I always have something to work on.




Today on my design wall are nine patch blocks that I'm making in preparation for a Bonnie Hunter class coming up in early April.  I'm excited to finally meet Bonnie in person as I read her blog about every day.  I'm taking her all day class on her quilt Talkin Turkey, which is in reds and neutrals.

After cutting the pieces for the nine patches, I decided to go ahead and make them, so I can get a jump start on the class.  
  

I also finished the little doll quilt Midwinter Blues from the Humble Quilts blog (Here).  Lori's little quilt-a-longs are so much fun to make.  On this one, I quilted the center, and was undecided about quilting anything on the borders, but decided to give the Baptist Fan pattern a try.  It was just what I wanted to give the border a little extra attention.  I didn't have enough of the sashing stripe to use as a repeat for binding, so used another stripe.  It is finished now and is waiting for Lori's linkup with all of the other little Midwinter Blues doll quilts.

Here's a pic of the entire quilt so you can see my Baptist Fans, and the binding.  It's Monday, so Design Wall Monday's linkup is (Here)  Are you experiencing cabin fever?

17 comments:

Ramona said...

No Cabin Fever here, either! There is always something to do in my "Hidey Hole." Love your Mid Winter's Blues quilt. The reds are great!

Jo said...

No cabin fever, way too many projects going on including MidWinter Blues QAL with Lori. Love yours in reds, the stripe for the binding really sets it off too. So cute on the lovely doll bed. Congrats on a finish!

Lori said...

Your midwinter blues turned out so cute! Love the fans!!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

Love that striped binding. Quilters seem to seldom recognize the value of binding, past just being finished. Lovely little quilt!

Sharyn Mallow Woerz said...

I forgot to shout overachiever :)

Quilting Nonnie said...

The baptist fans are perfect for a border. I did a big quilt with that pattern, but never thought about doing it in a border. I don't ever get Cabin Fever; I figure I'm just a hermit (with lots of quilty fun!)

Kindred Quilts said...

No cabin, no fever... more than enough to keep me busy in my humble abode when I'm not at work! Love the fabrics/colors you used for Midwinter Blues! And the Baptist Fan quilting is wonderful! Lovin' the red and tan nine patches too!

Janet O. said...

Looks right at home in the doll bed!

Doniene said...

No cabin fever here, either! Always something to do when you are a quilter!! The reds on your Midwinter "Reds" quilt are wonderful - love the stripes!!

Blessings

Brandie said...

That is the cutest, tiniest little midwinter blues! Adorable! Great quilting on it too!

Every Stitch said...

Wow - it is gorgeous! Looks so sweet on the doll bed too - takes me back :)

Marly said...

I love your Midwinter Blues quilt.You made a good choice for quilting the border.

Leah Rubin said...

Just precious! I love this, and the striped binding is perfect. You also chose a wonderful quilting for the borders!

Lakegaldonna said...

No cabin fever here either! Finally having time to do some concentrated sewing.
I love your new doll quilt. The stripe binding really perks the whole piece doesn't it?
Thanks for sharing it with us.

Beth said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing.

Handmade by Joan said...

Hi Judy, Love your stripe for the sashing and the binding on the Midwinter quilt! The fan quilting in the border is looks great also!

Vickie Lewis said...

Love the baby bed and quilt on it!