Monday, January 30, 2012

A binding day...

I wanted to get the binding done on the 2 QOV quilts so I could wash them yesterday.  I cut the 9 kits using my own blue stash, about half have my red stash in them, and I provided borders, backings, batting and quilting.  The tops were pieced by other ladies in our Batavia, IL group.
I did the bindings all by machine.  I forgot sew the label into the binding on the second one so I had to hand sew it on all 4 sides.
This is the backing fabric on the first crooked cobblestone piece.  I trimmed away the excess and decided that 2 of the pieces were large enough to use for facings.
I had planned to do a facing but thought I should check to see if it would work as a binding and I think it looks OK.  It needed to be a piece that is quite multicolor so it didn't create an obvious edge.  Luckily I have enough of that fabric left to make the hanging sleeve and the rest of the binding.
I decided on the same print as the border but in a different colorway, with a dark gray background, as binding on this one.  I got 2 sides hand sewn last night.

14 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks like a great progress day for you. The bindings on your quilts reall frame the whole quilt well. Chris

hetty said...

I see you were busy, but the quilts turned out beautifully. The QOV quilts look wonderful too.

*karendianne. said...

Oh Wanda, those QOV quilts are fun. I haven't really seen that little twister used in a way that I liked so much as this.

And that backing fabric makes a great binding on the crooked cobblestone. Fannnntastic.

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

Wow, you've been productive! I love the crooked cobblestone quilt, it really draws one in!

dls said...

I just finished piecing my first QOV top and dropped it off to be finished.... would love to see it done like these two you have posted.... they are very nice!

Love the fabrics in your Cobblestones quilts... they are so cheerful!

Again, thanks for sharing your lovely work, Wanda!!

Needled Mom said...

Great finishes! You had a busy weekend.

Karen said...

Your quilts are beautiful as always, but I would like to know what kind of facing you are using instead of a binding? I never heard of such a thing.
Karen

Elaine M said...

Love the QOV quilts, full of movement, and how thoughtful to cut all the kits, and provide all the others things to finish the quilt. What a great back on the cobblestone, mirrors the pattern. The facing worked out great, I will try this method.

christijowinter933@yahoo.com said...

Wow, that is the PERFECT backing fabric for your first cobblestone quilt!

Pat said...

I love, love, love the cobblestone quilts. I am going to place an order for some batiks this week. I just have to figure out how much I need to finish off a quilt that I am working on. You have had a busy weekend.

Dee said...

Wanda
I love your cobblestone quilts, is there a pattern for these or are they just scraps you have collected from other quilts? I am confused by what the cobblestone pattern is??? They are beautiful!
Thanks,
Dee

Kate said...

As always - gorgeous work - I particularly like the first cobblestone quilt - and the backing fabric is absolutely perfect.

Cathi said...

I love that backing for your Crooked Cobblestones! It is so absolutely perfect!!
You were certainly productive this weekend.

Muddling Through said...

Wanda, you are so busy and everything looks wonderful. I like those QOV's a lot and the backing on that first Cobblestone is really perfect fabric for it.