Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!!

My wish for each of you is a most wonderful New Year, full of joy, love, promise and fun! Happy New Year!!!
You may recognize the little quilt in the above picture, made of leftover triangles. You know...I had an epiphany! The binding just never would lay flat, so on a whim I whacked it off! And started again. I put a SINGLE binding instead of the bulky double binding, and it looks just so much better! I am so much happier with it. I learned something, and how fun is that? :)
Hope to get to know each of you more in the coming year.
Goodnight, I have to work tomarrow!!
JulieK

23 comments:

Shari said...

And red looks better anyway! Happy Quilty 2009! We shouldn't be too prescious with our quilts - I once knew a lady who had a quilt that one a prize at the state quilt show, but she wasn't happy with the border so she un-picked the binding and quilting and re-did the borders! Is that going too far?
Cheers!

Shari said...

PS I did mean won - too hot here to think straight...

Amelia said...

It does look better - I agree.

However, the red binding just seems to make it look better.

Have a wonderful 2009...may it be filled with many blessings from God!

Vicki W said...

What a difference that made! Love the change to red too. Cute quilt!

Suze said...

Now you will smile everytime you look at the little quilt.

Darcie said...

Hurray...triumphant are you! The RED looks superb. Love the hand quilting too!

Happy New Year to you, dear friend!

Quilts And Pieces said...

I've just fallen in love with little quilts made from leftovers! I"ve made so many this year. I just love this one!

Pat said...

Love it...question about the single binding. Do you still sew it on the FRONT and then press it toward the back (and turn the raw edge under) and hand-stitch it down on the back?

*karendianne. said...

Happy New Year! And wow Julie, this came out spectacular. You do such fantastic little quilts.

You know dontcha ya... you inspire me!

Amazing hand quilting. Its so perfect with the binding and the way it all comes together.

I wanna be like you with Love, *karendianne.

Pat said...

Happy New Year Julie. I really like the red better too.

Eileen said...

Yes, Julie that is something I do. Only a single binding on the mini's they aren't going to get worn like a big quilt. Cute little quilt.

Happy New Year to you

jacquie said...

good way to start the new year...learning something. have a great 2009!

Libby said...

What a darling little quilt! Don't you just love single binding? I have been using it on most everything for a couple of years now.
Happy New Year1

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

My grandmother always said that a day when we didn't learn something was a wasted day... looks like you had a great, productive LEARNING day! I have never learned the single fold method. Will you be posting a tutorial so that I won't waste a day in this new year?

Karen said...

The binding does look good! A good solution to what made you unhappy with the little quilt.

Teresa said...

What is a single binding? I know when I make binding, I fold my strip in half - so with a single binding, do you not fold it in half? then do you have to turn it under on the back side when you hem it?

Nan said...

What an adorable quilt! I'm glad you changed the binding, too. It works better with the colors in the quilt.
HAPPY NEW YEAR, Julie!!!

Kathie said...

oh I just love this little quilt
red binding looks great
I normally do double binding I will have to try single binding on my next little quilt
Kathie

YankeeQuilter said...

I like the fact your just "wacked it off..." how brave! I've had a couple of quilts that I've wanted to accost with the rotary cutter in hopes of getting them to lay flat but I was never brave enough!

Quilt Hollow said...

I like the single red so much better! I only just started making single bindings this past year and found that if I starch the fabric good first it is easier.

fashion jewelry said...

where you come from!

Carole said...

Lovely! Simple is good! Happy new year!

happy zombie said...

That is so beautiful, Julie! I love that you made that with leftover triangles (goose poop)!

Happy New Year!
xo,
m