May 13, 2014

A Weekend Finish!

This weekend I got one of my quilt binding's hand stitched.  This poor quilt has been sitting around for a while now.  Usually I get slowed down at basting, lately it's been at hand stitching.  

Grey & White Chevrons
36 inch. x 36 inch.





The blocks for this quilt were finished before I even gave a thought about blogging.  So there are no process pictures for this one.  I am just excited this finally got finished and out of my UFO basket!   It's taken forever, for no reason.  


Not sure what kind of flowers these are but they just looked so pretty.  Plus, I find it very difficult to photograph red/pinks so this was great practice.  After about 30ish shots, I found one that worked!  Anyone else dread having to photograph red/pinks?

Sew long for now, 
PATCH & CHELS




14 comments:

  1. Love the photo of the tulips! So many people are posting spring bulb photos, mine never grew this year- have over 100 daffodils planted and 5 bloomed. No photos for me!

    Your floral fabric on the back is beautiful and I was wondering if you turned it to the front like self binding or if you cut strips of the floral fabric and sewed on like regular binding. I think you cut strips by looking at the corner photo but just wanted to check.

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  2. I have two quilts that just need bindings done on them... Hopefully I will finally complete them very soon! Congrats to you for finally finishing yours!

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  3. What a pretty little finish. Glad you stuck with it. The backing you used is a bright fun surprise. I like it!

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  4. Binding used to slow me down, but I get so excited to finish that it doesn't now. Congrats on the beautiful finish. I love the bright backing and binding paired with the subtle colors in the top.

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  5. I really like hand stitching down my binding, too. I keep trying to machine sew on the binding, but I always end up disappointed with the results and go back to whip-stitching. Congratulations on completing another project!

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  6. Looks great, love me some chevron :-)

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  7. Such a cute finish! Congrats! I especially love that backing fabric, such a nice compliment to the front.

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  8. I think the flowers are poppies, but I'm no gardening pro. That would be my mom. Quilting is my thing.

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  9. Wow, I love the backing it really pops. I hate hand sewing, so I machine bind mine both back and front. Are the chevrons HST?

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  10. I think the flower is a tulip. The petals are so wide open, nearly ready to fall off.
    I love your chevron quilt! I made a similar one with white and grey and yellow prints.
    Now I want to make another one... :)

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  11. Those flowers go well with your quilt. Your quilt front and back are equally stunning. I get hung up on the basting part and I spray baste. It is a building up my courage thing anticipated my FMQ fears.

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  12. I love the backing/binding fabric! Such a bright pop of color!
    And, look, I found your blog. I also found our spreadsheet of everyone's info.
    Thanks
    Lin

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  13. Oh, nice shot of the flowers!

    And, I love the contrast of the chevrons on the front with that backing that you chose. As I read the comments above, it looks like everyone concurs that the combo is a winner.

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  14. That backing fabric is gorgeous, and it makes such a fun binding too!

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