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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Happy Scrappy Quilt Binding

Wow! Thanks to everyone for your feedback re: the bird's eye!! I was overwhelmed with the responses. :)  You're the best!!  



This week was so crazy busy.. a couple of appointments, a field trip to the zoo with my son and 94 other kindergartners from his school.. but I did manage to get my MIL's "for the birds" quilt top backing, get it layered and  quilted, and today I am finally working on the binding.  




Plan to have it done just in time for the Blog Hop ( my day is on Friday, May 10th) and to give to my MIL when she comes to stay at our house while I am gone to Quilt Market.




The binding is turning out to be super scrappy since I decided to make it out of the leftover strips of different widths that I didn't use in the quilt top after I sewed them all together.










After cutting it out, it took nearly a whole spray bottle of water to press it, with all of those seams.  



I really do need a new ironing board cover!  Anyway, I really like how the scrappy binding is going to look, and I'm happy to be making use of the leftover fabrics.

















I just love how binding looks when it's freshly made and all rolled up.


















And I love the Madrona Road texty fabric.  I worked a little bit of it into the quilt top.  Without even knowing that someone in the story on the fabric has a sidekick named "Buster". lol  My hub actually noticed it.  Another personal note to the quilt.  











Only a couple of weeks until the big reveal at the hop, so for now I will keep plugging along on the binding.. if I could only stop breaking needles along the way. UGH!  I only have one left, and if it breaks, I won't be able to finish until after a trip to the store.  Fingers crossed.  Here is where it lies right now..












I will leave you with one more picture of yummy rolled up binding.  It's actually not too bulky considering all of the seams.  


Hope you're having a great weekend!

xoxo

29 comments...:

Melody said...

I!m really looking forward to the bird theme hop. Your project is gorgeous.

sunny said...

Awesome binding! I can't wait to see the quilt. I think I have one of those fabrics.

Gosh that binding is a project in itself! What a beautiful quilt!

Like the idea of scrappy binding. I am hand sewing my binding down right now

Karen H said...

Lovely binding.... can't wait to see the entire quilt! I have some of the text fabric, too...... love it!

Cath said...

Hello Kelli, I love the colours in that binding. Just the sort of colours that make me feel happy inside. Can't wait to see your quilt on the 10th!
Cathxx

The binding looks great! Can't wait to see it on the quilt!!

Jeneta said...

That binding does look good rolled up (and unrolled!). Your photos are great by they way. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt (am very impressed that you have managed to back and quilt it!).

Lisa Lisa said...

Look at you go! Love the scrappy binding! I'm doing the same with the quilt I'm working on right now. And how cool that "sidekick Buster" is on the fabric!!

There's something so satisfying about scrappy binding! Love your rolled up pictures :)

This makes a wonderful binding!

You have made a beautiful binding! I can't wait to see the end result. Thanks for sharing at the Creative Blog Hop! http://dollysdesigns.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-creative-blog-hop-10.html

Keep it up Ms. Creative Quilter!
dolly

krista said...

Your MIL is one lucky lady, this is looking awesome and I can't wait to see the big reveal!

Really glad to have found you and will be following you! This has inspired me to make the finishing touches to my patchwork blanket project. I love the way you find uses for every last piece of fabric. Best wishes from the UK

legato1958 said...

That is simply so pretty! I love the colors. Can't wait to see the completed quilt!

Susie

charlotte said...

Looking good Kelli! My day is the 10th too! What is that scrumptious fabric you are using? I don't think I've seen it. Love the colors.

Leonie said...

it's awesome! but i hear you re the seams! You should join our ironing board cover swap! ;)

Loving the look of the scrappy binding, hope that last needle held!

I love a scrappy binding, too! Is there a tutorial out there somewhere for an ironing board cover? Mine is ancient!

Shanna said...

Ah, so I see you are teasing me...lol. I too am in the hop, I am looking forward to your Finish and posting!!

Kirsten said...

Really love the scrappy binding - thanks so much for linking up this week.

Melissa said...

Love that pic of the binding all wound up! Beautiful!

Sewing Mom said...

That's going to look amazing! It already does. =-) Visiting from "Let's Get Acquainted."

I don't envy you all those seams. I think that Madrona road fabric will be on my to buy list. Very nice.

I am a huge fan of scrappy bindings, even though they can take a million years to make. I LOVE yours, and the photos are so lovely with the text fabric. The only time I ever did one with tiny pieces like that was my "Scrapapalooza 2003-05" quilt, which was judged in a regional show. The judges HATED my binding. And were unafraid to tell me how much. However, I could not care less as I loved it and still do. Judges do not know everything. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!

Lovely binding! It looks like it took a lot of work! Great job! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

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