Triple Trouble 9: triple-deckered

Some progress to report.

I have got all three layers of all three Triple Trouble baby quilts pinned together, ready to start quilting. I realised at the end of the second one that I was going to run out of quilting safety pins, but apart from that, it went fairly smoothly. It’s so much easier to handle the backing, batting and tops for these small quilts. I was finished a lot sooner than I thought. Just as well, really, as I was working in the covered patio, on the big table, and it was 34C/93F  today. I was out of the sun, but not out of the heat, and there’d be an occasional gust of wind undoing all the careful smoothing and aligning I’d just done. Staying motivated was hard…. especially as my sewing room is air conditioned and I had the lure of other things I could be doing in a nice cool room!

Side one, with the sewing pocket, currently occupied by a notebook. Pens on the left, hairbrush on the right.

Side one, with the sewing pocket, currently occupied by a notebook. Pens on the left, hairbrush on the right.

Side two, with Kindle where my travel docs folder will go and phone in the right pocket.

Side two, with Kindle where my travel docs folder will go and phone in the right pocket.

Side 1 standing up.

Side 1 standing up.

Side 2 standing up

Side 2 standing up

Which left me with no excuse not to begin work again on the Survival Kit. I’d been putting off inserting the zipper, since it had to go in on two curves on each side, and I hate that. Straight ones? No problem. Curves are a beast. Anyhow it got done. And then I thought I might as well carry on. Heavy interfacing to reinforce the top edge and bottom of the bag. Zoom round the outside, square off the bottom corners to give a flat bottom, and voila, the thing is almost done. There’s a bit of hand finishing, and the lining to put in, but aside from that, I’m happy. To the extent that I’m actually pretending it’s finished, and here are some photos!

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Little appliqued motifs to go with each quilt

And then to celebrate that, I did the little applique motifs on the bibs that go with the baby quilts. I’m really pleased with these. They’re simple, cute and a nice bonus to go with the quilts.

We’re off to the Dowager’s tonight for dinner. I’d rather stay home and do some more work on the Car Quilt, but it’s a regular thing and we’re expected. I’m sure she’s going to ask how I’m getting on with her tapestry handbag…

That’s it for today. Have a good weekend, everyone.

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3 thoughts on “Triple Trouble 9: triple-deckered

    • katechiconi says:

      Thanks! Now all I have to do is get round to finishing it! Hope you’re staying safe in the flooding we’re seeing in your part of the world… Aberystwyth makes it onto the Australian TV news, you know…

      • Wow… we are about 15 miles south of Aberystwyth. When I was a post-grad I lived in a flat right on the seafront where all the pictures are… we often couldn’t use the front door in winter and cars did get pebble-dashed when parked outside, but the current destruction is just shocking.

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