Saturday, December 31, 2016

One finished.........

I decided to use the rest of the backing fabric as the binding on the Stonehenge quilt.  I did the binding all by machine.




I will take its portrait today.  I need to either take the Seed Packet squares off a design wall or set up another double wall where the lighting isn't quite as good.



I mentioned yesterday that I had a couple blips that I didn't know if I would fix.  Here is one of them.  It took me 10 minutes last night to find it so the answer is NO, I won't fix it.  The channel lock slipped in this spot.
This is the other spot where the channel lock slipped.  I caught it quicker this time.  Of course it had to be in a dark area where the dark beige thread really shows up.  If I were quilting for someone else I would take it out.  Since it is mine, I'm going to leave it.  It is my one of two humble spots on the quilt.




I chose the binding fabric for the pink and green quilt.  I baked two treats for my daughter in law yesterday so I didn't get this cut yet.

15 comments:

Roxanne said...

Nice finish--those blips wouldn't bother me either. Love the binding fabric for the pink and green--mqybe another finish for the last day of 2016?? Happy New Year, Wanda, and thanks for sharing another year of great quilting. You make every day a little better. :)

Sharon W. said...

I am really liking that dark colored quilt......is there a pattern, or a blog entry where you list it? Great work, especially color choices.

Frog Quilter said...

Love your organic line quilting. I enjoy seeing all your projects. I want to be like you when I retire.

Elizabeth V Kelbaugh said...

I would not think of fixing the blips unless entering a show. If selling, I sure would not care. Lovely!

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

I had a spot in the last quilt that I machine quilted that I didn't fix either - it was an area with a couple of tiny fold overs of the fabric on the back - after it was washed and dried with the shrinkage I really had to look for it - I'm glad I didn't take the time to go back and fix it.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great finish to add to this year! Don't worry about the blips- they are not structural.

Needled Mom said...

If it tool you that long to find the blip I would leave it too! It is a beautiful finish.

Lola Carr said...

Congrats on all the finishes, Wanda! Love that hot pink you chose for the pink/green quilt. My thought is "what blips?" :) Too insignificant to even matter. Anxious to see the Stonehenge with the binding portraiture. Next time I'm at a quilt shop, I need to take another look at the Stonehenge fabrics, they have such great texture!

Hedy Hahn said...

If you could see all my mistakes, you would just cringe! I'm just not a good long arm person and mine has many issues to do a good job. Your pink binding fabric is going to be perfect for that quilt. Thank you for the last year of great blogs.

Melinda Hirsch said...

Two beautiful quilts!! Love the humble spots---and love that you share them :) Happy New Year! I feel very blessed to have found you this year!!

Tami Von Zalez said...

Since I hold you in such high esteem, having you show your mistakes was great (for me, obviously not for you).
I've got a couple of problem areas in the project I am working on now.

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Warm Quilts said...

The blips say, "Hey, I was here!" - and I would leave them there, too. Your quilts are beautiful! I think I will try machine binding on my next quilt. Thanks for the inspiration.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on a final finish for 2017 and making preparations for the first finish of 2017. May you have a productive New Year!!

Mary said...

A really nice finish for the year. I don't think you're blips need to be undone either.

Anonymous said...

Love these quilts, Wanda...I think the binding on the Stonehenge quilt is perfect!
I want to wish you and your family Happy New Year...and a happy, healthy year in 2017....and to say thank you for all the inspiration you give your blog readers!
Sandra B
scb304@juno.com