Saturday, April 01, 2017

Machine Quilting is Finished!

It was a machine marathon in the studio this week. 
Once I committed to the double diamond design in the sashing, that added many extra quilting hours to finishing this project. But I was a happy camper, listening to music and CBC radio - learning, relaxing and quilting all at the same time.
The outside edge sashing design was just a single diamond. I debated about whether to put the binding on before or after the quilting. I decided to attach the binding first, and then quilt the outside edge. 
It was so helpful to have the stability of the binding with all the twisting back and forth while quilting. It was easier to stitch "dot to dot", rather that drawing all the quilting lines (the outside edge lines were half the size of the double sashing double diamonds that were stitched throughout the quilt). 
So now the quilting is done, and the binding is on, so today and tomorrow are all about hand stitching the binding to the back of the quilt... one of my favourite things to do!

18 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Looks fabulous ❤️❤️

Ariane said...

You are almost there!! Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

The Cozy Quilter said...

I love hand sewing the binding...you are so close!

Ivani said...

Another precious quilt is almost done!

Deb A said...

Woo Hoo! Congrats on the almost finish. You do realize you now need to pick another UFO to play with...... =)

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Wonderful progress. I'd love to see some close shots of your quilting.

Robin said...

What a great finish. You're almost there. The quilting adds so much to the quilt. Nice job!

Nita said...

I've been enjoying following your progress...looking forward to the final reveal!

karen said...

Nice! Scrap quilts are great because you can revisit all those fabrics, while quilting, while binding & when using it. Hopefully you can still turn your neck after all that machine quilting!

Teresa said...

Congratulations on finishing the quilting. Machine quilting is not my favorite thing to do and I am so thankful when it is all done

AnnieO said...

I recently did the same thing, putting the binding on before quilting the edge of the top--much easier to line things up. Congrats on your mad stitching finish!

katie z. said...

Well done!

Janet O. said...

Way to go, girl!! You are an inspiration to us all!

the girlfriend gap said...

Clapping for you ! There is nothing like a quilty finish to add some happy to your day! Janita

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Congrats on that finish! Now you can soak in a warm bath, and sooth those muscles.

Laura said...

Sounds like you found your rhythm and happy place! Congrats! The quilt is beautiful!

Unknown said...

Wow that looks great. Don't you love the star that emerged at the intersections? Putting the binding on first was an awesome idea. No guessing where to stop stitching for the change in direction. Makes a beautifully accurate finish. - Melissa Marginet

Kate said...

It's going to be a fabulous finish! All that effort definitely paid off.