Thursday, June 23, 2011

Lotsa binding........

The Blooming 9 Patch (pattern in "Tradition with a Twist" by Blanche Young) is totally done.  I finished the binding by machine.  This quilt is about 88" x 108".




It has a 14" drop on a queen size bed so it doesn't quite cover the box springs and frame and would have to have a dust ruffle/bedskirt.  I made this one with intention of selling it but that didn't work out. 


I did the binding on this quilt too.  I debated whether to use the dotted fabric because the dots aren't printed perfectly straight, but it was the only fabric I could find that I liked with both back and front so I used it.


This shows the back of the binding which was caught with stitching from the front of the quilt.  It came out pretty good.







This quilt is an odd size, 54" x 84".  The pattern is in more than one of the Kaffe Fassett books.  It is based on 3", 6" and 9" squares.  If I had liked it better when I was working on it I would have added a row to the side to make it a little wider.  It isn't one of my favorites that I have made with the Kaffe fabrics.









If you click on this photo and enlarge it, you might be able to see the 2 baby birds.  I have 2 burning bushes which have gotten huge and I thought about trimming them this year.  This is right outside my guest bedroom window and the photo is taken through a screen and unfortunately the camera wanted to focus on the screen.  This is in one of the burning bushes.  I'm sure the mama bird would have attacked me if I had tried to trim the bush.

22 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Wow! Those bindings are great. I'd like to be able to bind on the machine like THAT for sure. The third quilt you're showing may not be a favorite but I do enjoy looking at the fabrics on display. And speaking of display - lets hear it for momma bird and the babies. Yeah!!! So sweet.

Impera_Magna said...

What a wonderful photo of the baby birds.. and right outside your window too!

I love your blooming 9 patch quilt... hope to make one someday!

I think the dots fabric looks great with the KF quilt... totally understand your concern about the dots not lining up right... but just doesn't matter on the binding!

Tina said...

The blooming 9-patch is terrific. That's a great book. I love that pattern and have made a few baby quilts with it. I have a guild friend who has made many of them, bed size!

Diane said...

love the exploding 9-patch and yea to you for finshing those dang bindings (most hateful task in my mind, by machine or by hand-blek)
I have an overgrown burning bush outside our front window with a family of cardinals. I LOVE to sit and watch the parents take turns feeding them. Noisy as ever though, which is how I found them in the first place.

patty a. said...

More finishes! Fantastic! You are on a roll.

Stray Stitches said...

Great finishes!! The top quilt is gorgeous!
How fun to be able to watch the little birds in their nest :)

karenfae said...

lovely quilts, I bet you are glad to be done with the binding on those.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

dakotaessence said...

I love Pat Sloan's take on machine binding--it's here if you're interested in checking it out:
http://patsloan.typepad.com/quiltershome/pat-sloan-machine-binding-tutorial.html

Love your blog, thanks for the details...

Chris said...

LOVE the blooming 9-patch! I love her patterns - easy for sure, but also pretty and look great on the bed. Nice finishes - and the not-perfectly-lined-up polka dots is my favorite!

Sue said...

These two are beautiful. What a lot of work they represent! I'm sure you are glad they are finished. You must have quite a stack of finished quilts. You are pretty amazing you know. :)

Vicki W said...

That BNP is beautiful. Your talent at color placement is awesome!

Eva said...

Im hypnotized by the KF quilt! If it is too long, it doesn't matter, as long as it is wide enough, I think. Because you can fold over the excess and show the reverse, making a virtue of necessity (wow, that sounds a lot better in German, rather like: using need to be a genius).

Anonymous said...

I love the blooming nine patch! It is on my quilt bucket list to make one of these days. I really enjoy your blog.
Kathy B
Yolo, CA

Jean said...

This is beautiful Wanda! I love it!

Muddling Through said...

Oh, Wanda, they are both just beautiful! Totally different, yet each just glows with color and pattern. And of course with your meticulous construction. Jewels, both of them! And how neat to have a bird nest in production right outside your window!

Cathi said...

Both those quilts are gorgeous -- love the blooming 9-patch. And I'm fascinated by how well your bindings turn out when you do them by machine!

LynCC said...

What a beautiful bedspread! I just love the blooming 9-patches. on my list for next year's projects.

Needled Mom said...

You have been busy with binding!!! Isn't it wonderful to finish them off?

I see th ebabies....so cute.

Lynne said...

Yep, I think mama bird might be more than a little cross!

That queen size quilt is gorgeous!

And the binding on the second quilt is perfect.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Both of your finishes are great. The polka dotted binding doesn't bother me cuz you still see the polka dots even without them being lined right up (and who heard of polka dots being all that orderly?)

What type of baby birds? Nuthatches? I'm a sucker for baby birds.
Vicky F

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed seeing both of these quilts finished. I love the floral one it reminds me of 'Chintz' China.

And love the squares of brilliant fabrics, like a summer garden in full bloom.

And the lil birds, sweet as can be.

J~MT

Pat said...

It looks as if you have a few more finished projects under your belt. They all look wonderful. You are probably right about the bird attaching you. How neat to have them right by your window so you can see them.