I think the
donkey horse is a good likeness of me, don't you think? I usually most of the time, like to be talked into doing things (even if it's something I *should* do), rather than be *told* to do it.
Ok...so I was thinking that I could "talk" myself into getting more quilts done if I set a goal to keep Ida "dressed" all the time. I'm thinkin....that YOU"RE thinkin...that statement is about as clear as MUD!
Well first of all, Ida is my long-arm quilting machine. And, by keeping her "dressed", my goal is to have a quilt to be quilted on her at all times. The thought process is that a "naked" Ida doesn't motivate me to quilt...but, a "dressed" one does. I'll have to see if this thought process is still working in a few months. My (self diagnosed) attention deficit can sabotage things! Do you ever play mind games to talk yourself into doing things?
I just dressed Ida, this afternoon, in a Christmas fabric that I found in my stash a few weeks ago. There is a dark red swirl/on red...flannel back. I think I'm gonna do a green binding. I know, it's not a "real" quilt. There's no piecing. But, it has some cute graphics that are fun to look at. And, I didn't want to cut it up.
Below are two MIZ-tahke twister quilts that are finishes for January 2013. The definition for MIZ-tahke is a mistake that you didn't throw out. You made it work or just made it do. These are gonna be car and/or lawn/picnic quilts. I used them to try out or practice a few things.
This quilt, I used scrap batting too. I actually used "Heat n Bond" that comes on a 1" roll to fuse two long pieces of batting together. It didn't seem to affect the quilting at all. And, you can't see or feel it in the quilt after it was finished.
I also machine stitched both sides of the binding on both quilts. I have to say this is not my favorite way to do binding. I think because I can't get it to look as nice as the ones that I hand finish the binding on the back. But, it was good enough for these MIZ-tahkee quilts.
So, have you ever had MIZ-tahkee quilts? What did you do with them? Do you like to do machine binding? If so, what methods do you use to get a good finish? =)
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