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The Next Finish.

Posted on | September 7, 2011 | 6 Comments

I am steadily working through my quilt sandwiches. Good to have another finish.

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I was happy just to quilt with a simple meander.

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Because I used this quilt as a bit of a trial run for strip tubing I decided to try out a few things I don’t normally do.

I have always hand stitched my binding on the back of my quilts, so as a bit of a challenge I machined the final binding down.  I did find that I needed to pin very carefully and often.

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It worked in most parts and looks okay. But then in other parts I missed completely.

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I think I will still be hand stitching most of my quilts but I am  happy to try this method again.

I also decided to wash and dry this quilt after finishing.  I liked the look after washing – fluffy and crinkly – but found that after drying on a very low heat there was  some loss of shape. So, yes, I would wash again, but may not choose to tumble dry again.

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This will be a good quilt to take on a picnic or for snuggling under at a Winter BBQ.

I have been very fortunate this week to receive some lovely goodies.

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This is the delightful pattern I selected from Toni’s give away at The Red Boot Quilt Company.

Pop over for a visit to see Toni’s lovely work and her patterns.

Thank you, Toni.

I am looking forward to making this quilt.

I also received this book from Rebecka at RASmataz.

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Rebecka has been making blocks using this  method and has joined some swap groups. Take a visit to see her work.

Thank you, Rebecka.

And just to finish up, here are some gratuitous Spring garden pics.

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6 Responses to The Next Finish.

  • Rebecka says:

    Your quilt is beautiful. I haven’t tried to machine stitch on my binding. I think you stitched looked really good and your machine quilting is wonderful. Thats something I need to work on. Your flowers are so pretty!!
    I’m glad you got you received the book. Have Fun!

  • Joan says:

    I love your quilt, and even with the slight loss of shape, nothing is better than a fresh washed quilt! :-) I’m with you, on binding. I happen to be one of those strange ones, who loves to hand bind. Actually the fear of missing while machine stitching terrorizes me. :-) :-)

    What beautiful spring flowers. I am watching fall set in here. It’s a nice treat to see spring!

  • Rita Goshorn says:

    good idea … wll try machining my next binding on, too.
    zounds! citrus blossoms + paper daises! i’m for that pattern! will pop over right now for a look see. thanx for an interesting post!

  • As our leaves begin to turn to fall colors here, your spring flowers are blooming beautifully. Aren’t international friendships awesome? I love how you did the borders on this quilt. Very cool!

  • Fiona says:

    The quilt is lovely… such fresh colours…. I must pull out my tubing quilt… I love that pattern from Toni and can’t wait to see your version…. great wins…. you are on a roll… now is the time to buy a lotto ticket

  • Sunnybec says:

    Have you got my winning streak????? Well done! Love the quilt and yes I think it would make a lovely picnic quilt. x


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