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Tuesday, 21 August 2012

I Heart Binding Quilts

I personally love to bind quilts.  It's my favorite part of the process.  I'm not sure why.  Maybe it's because when you're done the binding, you are DONE the quilt!  Maybe it's because I really enjoy the quietness of hand stitching.  While my 1-2-3 Binding Tutorial seems to have gone viral this summer via Pinterest (like, holy cow batman!!), I managed to finish a few quilt projects this month.  I finally got a charity quilt done for our guild.  FINALLY.  It took one evening.  I'm not sure why I procrastinated.  I also put on a scrappy continuous bias binding onto this quilt!


It was completely accidental that it happens to have 3 perfect Windows logos in it!  Crazy -leave it to my children to come up with that one!  I straight line quilted it with pretty pastel threads to match the 'windows' and now the binding is all done.


So, to all the Pinners, "gee thanks!"  : )  You've completely doubled the hits this blog gets in only 2 months.  Stick around and see what I have up my sleeve this fall.  You just might see more you like!

I am linking to The Needle & Thread Network for WIP Wednesday, as well as Lee's at Freshly Pieced.  While you are over at TN&TN, check out the past couple of posts!  We're celebrating one year with some cool prizes.  Later!


19 comments:

Anonymous said...

FYI - Steve Jobs was from Apple, not Microsoft...

Wendy said...

Pinterest rocks. Way to go. :)

Wendy said...

PS - Pinterest is sa great marketing tool.

Gill said...

Binding is my favourite part too!

Mary Ann said...

Lovely quilt...very bright and cheery:) I looked at your binding tutorial and my mum made her's the same way. She always made her own binding for everything. She was a tailoress and boy do I wish I had paid more attention when she did some of her sewing tricks.

Patti said...

What a beautiful quilt, Monika!I love hand sewing binding as well, although I have never made bias binding! On my to-try list.:-)

Annette said...

binding .... just another way to frame up our quilts and add a little more intrest.... I love to use scrappy bindings on my scrappy quilts, that way nothing goes to waste.
in stitches

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I never seem to have enough scraps to make a scrappy binding!!
I really like the way you quilted this one..very simple clean lines..love it!

The Amateur Quilter (Mike Pearson) said...

Very nice. Thanks for sharing!

Jeanette said...

I love the colors in this quilt. I always use white thread when quilting on white, must try to be brave and use a colored thread someday.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love the quilt Monika....it is so fresh....

Linda said...

I heart binding too! It gets me totally in touch with the quilt I am going to give away so that I make sure everything is just perfect...not the stitching, the sentiment.

elle said...

I don't mind binding. This is a lovely quilt. Simple is sew the best!

Rebecca said...

Great quilt! I too, love binding. Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

Kit Lang said...

Binding is my *least favourite part of the process - which is why I do an envelope closure on my art pieces! ;)

This one's lovely though - I do love a scrappy binding - I'm just glad it's not me who had to do it! lol

Regina said...

I get your love of binding, although I do mine completely on a machine. Love your quilt and might make one like it as I've been asked to make one for a charity.

greelyrita said...

Lovely quilt!! It's what might be called a 'modern', no? I'm intrigued with this concept of modern quilts. White seems to be a big qualification. That or very geometric. Aren't you worried about it getting dirty quickly? I always think about that with all this white so many people are liking.

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop said...

It's interesting that you actually like binding! I know that there are a lot of quilts in cupboards waiting for that final step!
Carol :)

LeighAnn said...

I love this quilt and want to make one just like it!

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