During the summer, I bought this binding gadget believing the line that it was a quick way to make binding.
I was impressed that it had 3 different slots for 3 different sizes of binding – 2 1/4″ up to 2 3/4″ in width.
The gadget looked promising but when I tried it out, I was sorely disappointed.
I had to fold the fabric before it went through the slot and then you had to keep
checking that it was folded equally on both sides. So, what a waste of time and money!!
While I was playing with my new binding gadget, I made enough binding for 2 quilts:
a cute baby quilt and the Cathedral Stars quilt, pattern by Bonnie Hunter.
This panel came from Fabricland-yes, I can feel the shudders coming from you all!
I think it is cute. What about you?
What is a baby boy quilt without a fire truck?
Here is the Cathedral Stars quilt-all done.
Due to time restraints, I did a panto but it wasn’t that quick
due to its immense size. I think 90″ x 90″. I decided to use a So Fine golden thread-as it
blends well with all the different shades of brown, cream, red and gold. On the backing,
I think I used the same thread too.
“Quirky” was the name of the pantograph I used due to its cirucular shape. So many
points and square shapes within the piecing that I thought it could use something
circular quilted onto it.
This next quilt was pieced by Helen. It is even more massive than my own: 120″ x 109″. Whew!
That was one BIG quilt! Helen wanted a pantograph named “Flirtatous” but didn’t like the
size in relation to how big her quilt was. So, off to Staples I went and enlarged it. It took
me a while to figure out the pattern due to its enlarged size but in the end it turned out well.
I think that the original pattern was maybe 12″ in width and I enlarged it to 22″ in width, so it
is quite bigger. Hoping that she likes it.
I used a variegated thread on top-Sticks and Stones. For the backing, she chose black to
match the color of the backing but what a nightmare for me. It is difficult on a good day
to get the tension just right but when you have black thread on the back and a lighter on
the top-well, some issues arise.
So, please consider that when you are thinking of the fabric and color for your backings.
There is an upcoming quilt show this weekend and I am trying to finish this wallhanging.
This has been hanging around my house for several years now and finally it is almost done.
I love the fact that there are different 3D embellishments within this walllhanging.
For instance, I love the buttons on this snowman. I just realized that he is blind and is
missing his eyes. And the owl is pretty cool too.
And, of course, I love the bells on the horse but don’t ask me what the bells are attached to
on the horse.
And I love snowflakes too. These are crocheted-by me and have a little bit of silver sparkles
on them. While they were drying I added some to make them more shiny. And there are
some crystalson the wallhanging too. A little bit of bling never hurt anyone.
I will try to get some photos of the Quilt Show for you too.