Tuesday, July 23, 2013

{Post 1,213} More Machine Quilting, New Binding Style & Tumblers

Getting a lot of sewing done today.  I have to leave in 15 minutes for an emergency ortho visit about 45 minutes away, but you can bet I'll be sewing in the waiting room.

My red checkerboard mini is the guinea pig for my new binding style (the one I'll be using on my Shooting Star quilt).  I machine quilted it and will pull the threads to the back and bury them at the ortho's.  Here is the quilt and a closeup of the binding.  I put a bobby pin on the quilt for comparison.  I plan to make the accent color on the Shooting Star binding a little wider.

This is 14-1/2" square.

Machine quilting progress:

One more row on the tumblers (each tiny tumbler measures 1-1/2" tall):

I am thinking another row or two on this, then frame it with a border and quilt it.  

1 comment:

regan said...

Joan....did I miss the post explaining this new binding style? I love it! It looks like piping! Gorgeous!