Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Getting Edgy

Oh, I'm laughing about my own title because this post is about binding and quilt edges ;)

I just couldn't wait anymore to start finishing my Imagination 1 quilt. I'm not done with all the quilting yet, though I'm getting there, but I was just itching to put the binding on!

So the other night, I started cutting the edges away to square the quilt up.

Oh, it was so exciting, a big step (as opposed to all the teeny-tiny handstitches!).

I sewed the prepared binding strip on the next morning, and lo and behold, I had miscalculated so enormously that a whole side was missing. Silly me :)

I hand-stitched the 3 sides I had binding for on anyway, and will add to the binding strip soon, to complete that step. It feels awesome to work with a finished edge, anyway!

The concentric circles are working out really nicely by the way. I had blogged about the design here, and I'm pretty much sticking with it. You'll see some pictures soon!


Anne at Film and Thread said...

I don't remember seeing the backing fabric before, but it is beautiful and I can't wait to see the whole thing finished. Did the thimble things ever get to you?

Nanci said...

Oh, you do such different qults. Some are bright and some are dark and some are just simpley elegant.

This is going to look wonderful.

It's the olympics that are distracting us I think...

Crispy said...

I like the title of this post too. I've never bound a quilt before finishing the quilting, it will be interesting to see how this works out for you :0)


Leslie said...

i love it!!! that edge looks a bit like a city skyline