Sunday, April 13, 2014

Slow Sunday Stitching-Coming Across the Finish Line

Today I hope to finish up my son's wall hanging. Though it is hand pieced and hand quilted, I just could not make myself attach the binding  by hand. I will sew it down by hand, of course. I decided to put on the binding before I do the quilting on the edge triangles and the corners. Seemed like it will be easier that way. 

I had hoped to make a two-sided binding on this quilt. I thought I  would like a light blue binding on the front. But, the backing is a tone on tone rust color print. Well, after I miscut the binding  I finally decided I preferred do the whole binding in the rust fabric. There are some wonderful tutorials online on how to make  a double sided binding. Perhaps I'll check one out before I try again. LOL

Below is one of the corners. I think I will quilt the corners as one large triangle. What do you think?
I am linking up to Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching. Check out what everyone else is doing today.


Design Originals by KC said...

Donna, what a great job you have done on this wonderfully quilted project! I love rust for the binding .. front and back! Sometimes accidents are happy ones! Thanks for sharing! Kathi

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I don't think I'll ever try to sew a binding on by hand ... I can't imagine going through all those layers. While a 2-color binding would have been so pretty, I love the rust binding and think it will really bring out the rest of the rust in the top.

Quilter Kathy said...

It's wonderful! Congratulations! Love the texture that the hand quilting gives!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

I never sew binding on by hand. Your quilting is lovely! Thanks for sharing.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I love the thread colour you chose for this quilt. Your binding is a nice frame for this beautiful quilt.

Chris said...

Hi Donna, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

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