Saturday, 9 February 2013

Saturday morning sunshine

Today is a good day! Why you ask? Well because:

* I've finished work (phew)
* the weather in Auckland today is uh-mazing (after last summer's dismal effort, I think we deserve it); and
* the little baby quilt is all done, tied up, and ready to go to its new home.

Of course now I really, really wish I had gotten around to ordering some quilt labels on Etsy - but that's the sort of thing I can do as a lady of leisure in the brief moments before no 2 arrives.

I did a much better effort on my machine binding this time. After sewing the binding on the front (there are masses of tutorials on this - Crazy Mom Quilts has a really good one), I ironed it before I pinned it around the edge of the quilt. This meant I had a cleaner line for my "stitch in the ditch" for sewing the back of the binding down. I also pinned the binding down (which I havent done previously) which meant that I didn't miss the seam on the back. And finally, I slowed right down. I figured the slowest machine speed is still waaaaaay faster than hand sewing. Its not perfect, but I managed to catch all four corners properly, and didn't need to re-sew any of it. Practice makes perfect, huh.

So here's an action shot of me sewing down the back of the binding, and the finished product. Yippee.

Although now I need to get back to Mum's quilt. *sigh*


Tessa @ TheSewingChick said...

Such a darling quilt - I love how it is tied up with a bow. Great job on that machine binding!!

Liz said...

Thank you! I hope it's well loved. I have discovered it is quite traumatic giving quilts away!

Glinda ♥ said...

It's a beautiful quilt, Liz and I know what you mean about the trauma of giving stuff away ... as soon as I get to the last 10" or so of the binding, I start to get separation anxiety :D

Glinda ♥ said...

Hi Liz, I tried to email you - just to let you know I've nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award (details on my blog), happy weekend :)