Saturday, February 13, 2010

Binding Day

 
 Bindings aren't really my favorite part of quilting, so I tend to put off attaching them. I do realize that the quilt isn't really finished until it is bound, but many times I have other projects to work on for class (yep, that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!) so it is easy to set them aside. Yesterday I got busy and started sewing bindings on. You might remember these baby quilts, I quilted them awhile back. 
  
I got the bindings sewn on yesterday. 
 
 
After I finished them, I put the binding on the Lone Star Quilt.I am going to teach that class again in April, so will be hanging it at the store soon. I already posted a pic of the tablerunner I finished yesterday. If you're keeping track, that's 4 bindings....finished! I sewed both sides on by machine, or I wouldn't have been finished so quickly. Sometimes I sew bindings on the traditional way, hand stitching the back down. It just depends on their usage and my time frame.
I am teaching the Potato Chip Quilt class today, 2 sessions...should be a fun time. Maybe I will have some pix to show off after class

8 comments:

Cornfield Quilter said...

All I can say is "WOW"!

Exuberant Color said...

Yay!! 4 bindings done!! I need to do one on a queen size and I keep putting it off.

Susan said...

Those are some very pretty finishes, Jean! I hope your class goes well today!

Jackie said...

I actually enjoy doing the binding. It gives me the time to sit with my family at night. Love that! Plus, I feel just a tad bit of satisfaction when they are done. Don't you feel good now that they are getting completed?

Julianne's Machine Quilting said...

You got a lot done as usual. LOL Bindings are not my favorite part either.. and you had to mention potato chips..LOL I have not had dinner yet. Off to warm up something.

Vivian said...

Those are some lovelies that are now bound. It's so nice to get that step done.
I always look forward to seeing progress from your classes.

Yvette said...

My mom loves to hand sew the binding on for me. If she didn't do them I would do them by machine. LOL!

Angie Kritenbrink said...

I love the Lone Star quilt. *sigh*