"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Saturday, September 06, 2014

Two small quilt projects finished.

A few weeks ago I posted a photo of two baby quilt tops I'd made using pretty sheets.  I've now made one of them into a quilt for the PNG Quilt Collective, and used some very thick wadding, so it will keep one tiny bubs very warm in the near future!  For the binding, I used a technique described by Jane on her blog recently when she wrote about a quilt she'd made, bringing the backing around to the front and stitching it down.  I did this one in reverse, taking the edge of the front border around to the back and sewing it.

I have also done the binding and back of the small Xmas quilt I'd been working on, and am very pleased with the way it has turned out.  It is great to use up the bits and pieces in the stash.  The white fabric sashing is actually curtain or upholstery fabric, quite thick cotton or polyester with a design woven into the fabric.  I was given a huge piece of it and discovered it was perfect to use on all kinds of Xmas projects.
The backing doesn't show up very well in the photo below; it is a lovely vibrant pattern with cherries, berries and bright green leaves.  Not a Xmas theme, but the colours are perfect.


Jane Galley said...

good to have a couple more finishes. How did you find doing the binding?

Gina E. said...

It was good, Jane. I'll do it again, but not on a bigger quilt. It's like the envelope style - good on smaller items, but they would be hard to manage on bigger ones.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

All of the quilts are so vibrant and pretty! I love to see them on the clothesline like this!