A blog about my life and quilts especially! This plaid quilt was made by me...pattern by Evelyn Sloppy in her Strings book!!
Monday, March 24, 2014
Good Monday Morning!! TGIM! Above is a quilt I finished a few years ago. It was in the binding pile. Well, I thought...I will bind that by hand, of course...everything should be bound by hand...NOT!! It was just lingering, and lingering, and lingering there, and no one was getting any good from the quilt at all! So...this morning, I made a two color binding and applied it...by machine. And it is just great! Now why do I think I have to hand quilt and hand bind every quilt? For a quilt that will be used and thrown in the washer repeatedly...I think a machine binding on some of my quilts is very appropriate. So I am going for it! Done is better than perfect, sometimes!
The machine binding...it is fun, and I like the contrast. It took three hours to cut binding, sew it all back together, press it, apply it to the back, and bring forward to the front and stitch is again. It took 12 strips of 45 inch wide fabric to do this...I would have been FOREVER binding it by hand...so yahoo! The quilt is now on my bed with fresh linens...it will be heavenly to slip in those sheets tonight! I do have quilts that it is very appropriate to hand stitch the binding, and I love to do this, but life is slipping away faster and faster...geterdun Julie, already!
I am making more melon pieces to put in my quilt from last post...anything goes here...any little scrap will do!
More of them. I want to make 120 in total. I have 29 done, so almost 25% done. Fun, fun, fun!! NO matchy matchy, no seam allowance worries...just going for it on the sewing machine! And I am using up precious pieces of friendship fabric...I love that!!