Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (22)

Welcome to Saturday Quilting Bring & Share. I hope you have a project to bring to this virtual sewing day and will take time to join in with some of the blogging conversations as well as sharing what’s caught your interest through the week. You can add links via the comments section or the linky button at the end of this post.
My project for today (and quite a few more days!) is hand stitching the binding to the back of the BIG quilt. The quilt measures 76″ square so that is a whole lot of stitching waiting to be done! I’ve made the task harder by making the double-fold binding from strips of 2″ wide fabric instead of my usual 2¼”. It’s amazing what a difference that little ¼” of fabric makes in terms of bending the binding over the edge of the quilt and pulling it beyond the line of stitching on the back of the quilt. I will be making use of a lot of binding clips on this one!

Binding Carrie Nation Variation by New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting
I think the date I wrote on this label was a tad optimistic – April 2018!

Four Patch No5 as a wall hanging by New Every morning Patchwork & QuiltingEarlier this week I did finish stitching the binding to a smaller quilt. My sewing room has gone through a transformation and is – for this weekend only 😉 – the guest room (lovely daughter & son-in-law are visiting :-)). The finished quilt has become a wall-hanging, clipped to the wire that usually suspends my design wall.
Of particular interest to me this week:
On blogging and social media: Christa Watson has encapsulated my thoughts on blogging and how it fits with other social media (including some great photos of  her family’s time enjoying eco-resorts in Mexico).
Applique: Leah Day has a video tutorial sharing her method and tips for machine applique; Joy has some great tips and photos showing her method for creating tiny applique circles.
Tag blankets are an ideal quick make if you are in need of a gift for a new baby. Leanne shares the tag blankets she’s been making along with a few helpful tips and ideas.
Allison Harris, who blogs at Cluck Cluck Sew, has a knack of designing fresh, modern looking patchwork quilts. Her latest design, ‘Color Pop, has just been published as a pattern and there’s a photo-filled post about it here. Allison used a Tula Pink jelly roll for the quilt so you can imagine the design pops against the background fabrics! Following on from the post about the pattern Allison has also published a post explaining how she chooses neutral, ‘low volume’ fabrics.
I still have some way to go in my quest to get up-to-date with the blogs I follow – my email inbox now stands at ‘triple Nelson’, 111. Good job I’m not superstitious or I’d have to write this post hopping about on one leg!
Happy Stitching.
Allison


4 thoughts on “Saturday Quilting Bring & Share (22)

  1. Allison, your quilt label is beautiful! Did you hand write it or print it? If handwritten, what pen did you use? Was it easy to do or a challenge to write on the fabric? Thanks.

    • Hi! Nancy. My handwriting isn’t very neat. I type the label on my computer (there are so many fonts to chose) and print it onto paper. I use a light box to trace the writing from the paper onto a piece of fabric using a permanent ink pen – Pigma Micron pen. The fine tip pen is easy to use on fabric and the ink doesn’t spread along the fibres. Then I have fun using leftover fabrics from the patchwork to frame the label 🙂

  2. Hand stitching binding is one of my favourite parts, it’s so meditative. The best bit though is that it’s the last step, and the joy of the last stitches when the quilt is finally finished……………. and I can move on to something else knowing it’s one UFO less!

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