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Monday, January 16, 2017

Finishes #2 and #3..........

Finish #2 for January.
I finished the hand stitching last night on the binding of this batik Bento Box quilt.  It is 56.5" x 80".  There isn't a pattern for this version.  I just used measurements that I wanted to make the blocks.  Here is a mini tutorial on the way I assembled the blocks. 




I bought the batik that I used for backing on sale a few years ago.

















Finish #3 for January.  I finished the machine stitched binding on this batik Trip Around the World last night too.  It has 120 different fabrics, 5 different fabrics for each color ring.  Here is a post about mug rugs where I explain how I do the binding.  The only difference is that I cut the strips wider for a large quilt and sew it on with a 3/8" seam. 


The batik backing is another good sale purchase.  The quilt is 66" x 91". 

This post shows the fabric choices and the size of the pieces when I was first working on it.








The vertical line quilting drew it in about 3.5" in width.

16 comments:

Sharon W. said...

Thanks for the link to the tutorial! I want to do a bento box quilt, but am not attracted to the blocks which use same-sized strips around center block. These proportions are very pleasing! Backing is perfect.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Thanks for the show, the links and the explanations. I have been muddling with backgrounds over the weekend.

Roxanne said...

Two more great finishes and it's only halfway through January! Thanks for the links to look back with--I always enjoy that too.

Christine said...

Why did you use 3/8" seams on the TAW quilt? Was it to strengthen the seam, or just because you wanted the pieces to be smaller and want to go to the trouble cutting them down? Or something else? ... Thanks, by the way, for showing the backings!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

no matter how hard I try my miter corners for binding never fold over easily - well I should say several corners never fold over easy, I always have to fight with them - I do mark them to the correct measurements I believe but I do not press before I work on my binding - does that make the difference I wonder I have read now several that say they press their binding areas before sewing

Gene Black said...

There is some great info in those link-backs. Thanks! I love that TAW. I think the oblong pieces are more interesting than doing it with squares.

patty a. said...

Good job! The quilts turned out gorgeous!

JJM said...

Your photo's captured the radiance of the fabrics on both quilts. A grand showing for January so far ... Both are stunning. Knowing you I assume we will be seeing yet another before January is over... maybe ?

Yesterdays weather news kids. stated December 14 through January 14 has been the coldest temps in history for our area.

JJM

Candice said...

I love both of your quilts! But the bento box quilt with the peachy squares that fade into the pink/mauve squares are just amazing! I love the way you blended and softened all the colors. Keep up the inspiring work:)

Quiltdivajulie said...

Like the narrowing/shortening that occurs when pieces are sewn together, it always surprises me how much the quilting can change a quilt's dimensions. Great photos and link-backs.

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous finishes and I love seeing the backings you are using.

Judy Dietrich said...

What a neat group of batiks in 2 totally different settings!! I love the bento box design and TAW are always a favorite!!

Vicki W said...

Great finishes! You and Patty are leaving me in the dust. What color thread did you use to quilt these? I'm starting to ponder what color thread I want to use on my rainbow quilt.

HollyM said...

Love the bento box! Your use of contrasts is exceptional.

Charlotta said...

Both quilts are awesome! I definitely have a Bento Box in my future! I've already done a TAW and am not sure I'll do another. I'm sure I would never have a batik collection to equal yours! It's an amazing quilt due to the fabrics and the way they are used!

Susan said...

Lovely! Regarding Finish #2 What will the size of the block be? Both- when you cut into quarters AND when you sew the 4 quarters back together again?