Sunday, September 4, 2011

Butterflies and Bias Binding

Took some time today to work on my Flutterby Quilt.
You'll see below, that the green stripe was the popular
favorite and that's what I decided to go with.
Here it is, ready to be turned, pinned and sewn down.
This is the first time I've done a BIAS binding
because I wanted those stripes on the diagonal.

And it worked out fabulously!
And check this out...
I stuck the roll of binding in an empty
tissue box to keep it from rolling away
as I attached it.  I thought it was a pretty clever idea.  ; )

Anyway, here's some shots of the quilting too.
No time for FMQ so I just went with some
straight line and ditch quilting.
I used green thread for the quilting, but
honestly not sure I'm really happy with it.
But I do like the green quilting on the back.
Anyway, there it is.  Binding pinned and ready for a
few evenings of hand sewing.

In the meantime, I'm still in training for my new job
but should be getting students soon.

Also have an apartment lined up so my move date
is now settled, October 17th.
Lots to do before then!  But tomorrow is
Labor Day, so I'm taking a break from all of it.

Hope you all enjoy the holiday,


sunny said...

Such pretty fabric! I love the idea of the tissue box, too. I'm definitely going to be borrowing that idea.

Anonymous said...

The quilt is gorgeous. She is going to love all the different colors and the butterflies. The green thread is not bad at all. Mark this up to one of my favs. I think they all are my favs.


Sheila said...

Your flutterby quilt is so pretty and I love the binding ,and a great idea to use the tissue box !

Faith S. said...

I think it looks beautiful. The green was definately the way to go. You are so smart - using that tissue box....VERY adaptive...huh, seems like something an OT would think of, adapting the environment and all... ;)


Naturally Carol said...

Lovely quilt Wendy! I am glad your training is going won't be long and you'll be up and running. I think the tissue box idea would be great for my crochet wool too.

Melody said...

Your quilt is looking SO good.

Karen said...

Perfect binding Wendy and I do like your tissue box idea, very clever!

Leeanne said...

What a cool way to keep your binding!!

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Great job Wendy...I have started to keep an eye out for vintage sheets!!
Also good idea with the tissue box..thanks!!

Angie said...

This quilt is the cutest thing ever! Love those colors! And that's a fabulous idea to put the binding in a tissue box!! :O Thanks for sharing that idea with us, I will be using that one. :)