I meant for this quilt to be finished when I showed it to you today, but it ain’t. This little quilt started as a dollar and a half scrap bag at a quilt show. It was leftovers from a couple blocks and I took them apart and cut them and put them back together. And, now I’ve got it quilted and mostly bound.
If you blow up this picture, you can barely see the quilting lines. The five circles are rope “wreath” I guess and there is grid work in the background.
If you look close at the back, you’re going to see that some of my quilting around those wreaths has one thread and some has three threads. That’s from tracking over a line of quilting to get from one place to another. From now on, I’m going to work the grid work so that when I track along a line of quilting, I track over different sections so that I have a consistent two threads all over instead of the light/heavy combo I have this time.
The quilting shows up best on the back, of course.
I have been having trouble with bindings since I started trimming the quilt before attaching the binding. I found out that I’m not sewing my seams far enough when I attach the binding. That lets one side fold out further than the other when I hand sew it to the back and I get a point in my corner that is not a 45* angle.
They looked fine from the side the binding is attached on, but when I flipped them over, there was a gap.
So, this picture shows a corner I’ve fixed. But, look at the outer dark seam line. See how the two lines don’t intersect in the corner? Not to mention one is curved. That’s what I was doing on all my quilts. If you look at the inner dark seam line, the lines meet in the corner and that corner will fold out to a perfect 45* angle.
Evrybody have a great day. I am changing desks at work today, so it’s all about packing and unpacking and wiping off the dust.
But, I’ll be thinking about quilting.