Ready for the Binding


I got no sewing at all done yesterday.  I was out of town most of the day.  I went to Little Rock for an appointment for a bone density test – I get them every couple years because of medication I am on caused osteoporosis (and it runs in the family) so it needs to be checked on a regular basis.  The car needed it’s check up as well so two things scheduled for Little Rock on the same day is good – saves gas and I get in a visit with our daughter Melanie.

She took me to the new JoAnne Fabric store – well not so new anymore – I think it has been there for about 6 months or so but I have never stopped at it.  It has so much more room than the old one did and looks much nicer.   They do not carry the batting I like and that is about the only thing I really needed.  I hadn’t stuck my coupon in my purse as I didn’t know I was going there and had left it on the sewing table.  I got a couple little things but have plenty at home to keep me going for years to come Smile

So both of the quilts are ready for binding and I’m going to get to it today.  I want to get the binding cut, pressed and sewed onto both quilts leaving the hand work  to get busy on.

The quilts:


The fabric for the bindings, several of the prints are in the quilt X Marks the Spot and the other ones match up fairly well.  I believe I have enough of these – better get cutting now!


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6 comments… add one
  • Teresa Rawson Oct 19, 2012

    How nice to have such lovely quilts so close to completion! HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

    In stitches, Teresa :o)

  • nanci Oct 19, 2012

    I love both the quilts which of course are beautifully photographed! I am looking forward to going to Joann’s in florida. just a bit different from my local Fabricland. I must say that the prices in the US are more than what I pay here on sale of course. I have been using bamboo batting which is $9.00 per metre(40″) and that is way cheaper than the $18.00 for warm and white.
    Am thinking of heading to Gees Bend on our trip down to Florida…have you been there?

  • Jennifer Oct 19, 2012

    I love all of your quilts and read your blog on almost a daily basis. I’m curious as to what batting you prefer. I also hand quilt and have used Mountain Mist, but I would like to try something new. Any advice or recommendation would be great! Thanks!!

  • Doreen Oct 19, 2012

    That binding fabric is going to be so perfect….on both! Will really give a wonderfully definite finish to the quilts! Congratulations!!!!!
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  • Karen L. Oct 19, 2012

    Sure loving both those quilts! I see you did do more machine quilting on the Triangular quilt (known to me a Pike’s Peaks) and I am so glad you did. I think it looks better and will hole up much better too. Guess you won’t be machine quilting again for a while, huh? lol

  • Debbie in Alaska Oct 19, 2012

    I like the additional quilting you did on the triangle quilt. And you found some great fabrics for the binding of X Marks the Spot in your stash. Binding is my favorite stage of the quilt!
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