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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Solved & Finished

Didn't locate any additional fabric for my binding but did come up with a solution. I had two pieces of fabric left that were just long enough but not quite wide enough for my 2 1/4" binding. It occurred to me that if I folded the short sides to the inside of the binding, no one would know there wasn't a double thickness for that little bit.

Sewing it on the front of the quilt.

And would you believe this is how much extra I had for overlap. Just enough to sew the ends together with 1/4" seams (it looks like more here, but trust me, after I sewed the binding all the way around the ends met with seam allowance to spare and that was it...I didn't trim anything) . A miracle!

And here's the quilt with the binding hand sewn to the back. At this point I no longer know where the short section is that has the not quite double fold binding.



These blocks were some I won last year when our guild used the Martha Washington's Star block as our BOM. Each month we made a different color or fabric category. I won the month we used 30's fabrics..one of my favorites. I have one extra block that I think I will use to make the label.



It just wouldn't have looked right to me if I hadn't repeated the red in the binding.
Did you notice what I only did after it was finished? Two of pinwheels spin the opposite direction. I think I like that!

This is my second finish for May and 11th for the year. Still have at least eight tops to quilt.

6 comments:

Annika said...

The quilt is very lovely! And good that the binding was enough :)

Connie W said...

That red binding was just meant to be. It is a great quilt. Kudos for all that you're getting finished. Wish I could keep up with you. :)

Crispy said...

Great quilt Mary and a wonderful solution to the problem. Quilters are such ingenious people :0)

Crispy

Barb said...

How clever and isn't it amazing how sometimes we can just tweek by??? Great job and loooovvveee the quilt.

Sunna Reyr said...

I only noticed the pinwheels when you mentioned it, it adds charm to a wonderful quilt.

Donna said...

What a great solution, Mary, and the quilt is beautiful!