Quilt Binding -Taking the Time to Learn Something New

Since I am spending a lot of time relaxing this week I thought I should work on some unfinished projects.

Two years ago our youngest son Josh and I stopped by our local quilt shop. I was looking for a 1/2 metre of fabric for another project and ended up coming home with a stack of squares and extra yardage for a vehicle themed quilt. For him. He saw it and might have begged and pleaded until I caved.

The quilt top was pieced a looong time ago, and I finally got around to finding fabric suitable for the backing and binding. Yes, almost two years later. Josh also reminds me every time he goes in my hobby room that it isn't finished. He might be a wee bit old for a themed quilt now but he is the kind of guy that is always going to love vehicles so I'm finishing it. 

Quilt fabrics are fairly expensive for my budget so I don't make as many quilts as I would like to. That and not always having enough time. Oh, and a crappy sewing machine. I am noticing though that with each new quilt my techniques are getting a bit better. This time I have really improved on the neatness of the binding by using a blind stitch. Totally awesome and I am so glad that I took the time to watch a few on-line tutorials on hand sewing binding to the back of the quilt top. I'm half way around and I will share photos when I finish. And it will be very soon, not two years lol. 

*I took my camera off auto and I'm trying my hand at manual, so if my photos are a bit more wonky than usual I blame my eyes not my camera. : )

Hoping you are having a great week!

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  1. So nice! I am still hoping to learn to sew. My fingers just do NOT do what I tell them to do! But I certainly admire others abilities to create!

    Very cute by the way!

  2. Cute quilt and I'm sure your son will still love it! Thanks for sharing.
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  3. Hope you are recovering from your surgery. Didn't you just have your second one? Doing some quilting sounds like the perfect thing to do too! I've never done that before. Probably would need to know how to sew first! Ha! I can do very basic sewing (by hand). That's it. Can't wait to see your finished quilt soon.

  4. Oh it is going to be great ... Josh will love it, even if he is older, because you made it.

  5. Your son will love this quilt... it was made by you!

  6. Hope you're feeling better after your procedure. I think quilting is the perfect medicine to relax & recoup!

    Have a wonderful week!



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