Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Good to be back in my sewing room

I had a great day in my sewing room yesterday. First I rearranged the furniture. I've been thinking about this for a while. I solved one issue, but created another. I'll live with it for a while before deciding whether or not I will return it to my original arrangement.

I completed the sashings on my Swoon quilt. Here it is on the design wall.
I have the backing fabric ready to piece together. I now have three tops waiting to be sent out to be quilted. I have another wall hanging waiting to be quilted (I am thinking and rethinking how I want to quilt it), and a smallish quilt top that I am on the fence about sending out or quilting myself.

I put the binding on my Blue Ridge Beauty. I really hate doing the binding. I just threw it on a king sized bed for this picture.


I used a new (to me) method for attaching the binding. Instead of machine sewing the binding on the front, turning to the back and sewing it down, I sewed it on the back of the quilt, wrapped it around to the front and used a fancy machine stitch to finish it off. It worked pretty well. I like the look of it. I used matching navy thread, so it doesn't really show up anyway. You can see it where it crosses the label.
I still have to add the quilter's info, but I waited to do it because I didn't want to sew across it when I attached the binding. I have to do that today.

Look at the fabric I used for the backing. I have had it for...ever. I really loved it. That is why I bought so much of it.
I won't have much time for sewing today. I have to do two presentations at a Teaching American History conference tomorrow. Time to think about getting those handouts pulled together. I guess I will have to go into the office. Sigh. Summer is disappearing.

I am linking up today at Show and Tell Tuesday here.

Thanks for stopping by.





8 comments:

  1. Love the swoon quilt, gorgeous. And the navy on your bed is stunning too, great idea for the binding. The hand stitching is the worst part!

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  2. Just love your Blue Ridge - I love doing bindings (by hand)

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  3. Love both the Swoon and Blue Ridge. I have always sewn binding to front then hand stitched but I love the stitch you used on Blue Ridge-need to give this a try.

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  4. Oh, I am loving your Swoon quilt. So pretty!

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  5. Love that fancy stitch on the binding and your Swoon quilt is lovely! It is on my list:)

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  6. Your quilts are beautiful!!

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  7. I really like the king sized Blue Ridged Beauty. I'm visiting from the Tuesday Show and Tell and wanted to know if this is a quilt for you or someone else? Did you do the free motion quilting yourself and how did that go on the king size? I've tried it once on a king, but wasn't very successful...

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  8. You Swoon flimsy looks fantastic and your finished quilt is so beautiful and peaceful to look at! Congrats on two lovely finishes!

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