I am a quilter. I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I am Grammie Q...the Grammie who Quilts. I also love to bake, cook and read.
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The Best Quilting Day!!
This is going to be a picture heavy post, but I am so stoked! I finished TWO quilts today and I decided that rather than do two separate posts, I'm going to do one big one. I have been working on these for awhile now and, well, lets look at them, shall we?
First let's look at this one. I borrowed the idea from Camille this summer. I only wanted to make a small lap quilt. I really just wanted to use the Summersville jelly roll I had. This was perfect.
I decided to bite the bullet and try my hand at bias binding. I have been too afraid to try until now. What was I afraid of? I thought it would take lots longer and I am lazy when it comes to a longer process for anything.
This is how my binding would have looked if cut on the grain. Plain and boring, right?
This is how it turned out. Soooo cool, am I right? I used Amanda Jean's tutorial for bias binding.
Here we go...
Love the way this looks.
Here is a bit of the back with the binding sewn in place.
I had quite a bit left. I didn't measure, I just made a bunch because is was so easy. I will use this later on something else. I have a few more strips I can add if I need to.
A close up, fresh from the dryer. I hope you can see the zigzag quilting pattern I used.
One last shot!
The inspector...doing his thing.
Now for my favorite Quilt!! This first picture isn't great, but I kept it to show the chevron quilting pattern on this quilt. I felt like all those dots needed a linear quilting. After doing the other quilt above, I knew this was what I wanted on this quilt. I did half of it and then my husband suggested reversing the points to point in the opposite direction toward the faded dots. Perfect.
I used the black/grey Ombre Dots for the binding, which is not bias because I didn't want to lose that fade to grey look.
How cool is this little quilt? And I still have lots of Ombre Dots left to use in other projects.