Saturday, February 25, 2012

Two quilting finishes!

 I had yesterday off since it is the end of the trimester. I have been itching to get at some machine quilting, as I haven't done any since before Christmas. I got my freepieced quiltin' sign quilted...
 I did a meandering stitch using a multicolored thread. I always worry that the thread will take over, but you can still read it just fine from a distance, so I am happy. I wanted to use a black binding to frame those colorful blocks on the edge. I added a hanging sleeve to the back as I attached the binding to help it hang straight since it is so wide. It ended up about 55" x 24".
 I also quilted this mini twister quilt that I made using the leftover squares from my twister quilt. I had the back all ready for it, and using the same thread, I meandered all over it too. I had some bright pink batik for the binding that almost blends into the border.
I'm excited that they are both finished.
 It's hard to know what to do about binding sometimes...match it? use as an accent? Use the same as your final border? What do you do?

7 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

Your sign turned out great. I know what you mean about not letting the thread take over. That looks really good. I love your little twister too.

Binding for me is usually something that kind of blends so it doesn't take your eye away from the quilt but usually a shade darker than the border fabric. I don't think every quilt needs a binding that looks like a frame.

Darling Millie said...

I think your banner is awesome. I'm proud of you!

Heather said...

Oh Jean, it turned out so great! And I love the offset squares border on the little twister quilt. You've had a productive week!

Cookie said...

your sign is great. I love both your quilts

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Great finishes! I love them both. :-)

Donna said...

I bind my quilted projects however I feel at the time. I've matched the border and used an accent binding. I like both; it just ends up to be what I like best on that particular piece. By the way, I like all of your quilted pieces.

Chris H said...

Gorgeous finishes Chick!