Binding

Diamonds Are Forever, Winter Wonderland

Almost two sides of the binding for Diamonds are Forever are finished!  I don’t really mind sewing down binding too much but after doing almost one whole side off and on yesterday my left thumb was hurting a little bit – I don’t sew with my left hand so it must have been the way I was holding it.  So hours and hours more of hand stitching to do – ok not hours and hours – but awhile!

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I am taking a step back from Williamsburg Beauty – I haven’t liked how the Ohio Stars are turning out – I have tried several more and the stars just blend into the background too much – no matter which choices I chose from this bundle it is the same – I have come to the conclusion that this bundle just isn’t working for that particular block.  I will think on it a day or two and decide on a new border round for this point of the quilt.  I still intend to use this fabric – just in a different way – and I still intend to make this quilt larger – and surely I have some fabric I can blend in from the stash!

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Surely there is enough some place on these two walls to blend – right!

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Half way done with the first row of Winter Wonderland – join in at Kathy’s Quilts for Slow Stitching Sunday – I intend to.

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  • Deb Feb 21, 2016

    I get the clutching hand soreness too sometimes…
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  • Denise :) Feb 21, 2016

    Yup, I get the clutching soreness, too. Something in the grip! But I love stitching binding — perhaps I don’t do it often enough to work on those left thumb muscles! LOL! Enjoy your slow stitching today! 🙂
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  • Carla Feb 21, 2016

    I have found since I have been walking with 2 pound weights that my hand issues when sewing are gone. I also try to also use the arm of the sofa to support the quilt, especially a large quilt, so that my hand doesn’t have to do a death grip. I know I also have to remind myself to take it easy and the binding doesn’t have to get done in one or two sittings. Love the way your quilt turned out!
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  • Quilter Kathy Feb 21, 2016

    The cable on the edge of the diamond quilt is a fabulous idea… it looks so beautiful!
    You must be just so excited to be finishing this one!
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  • Kathy Feb 21, 2016

    Hopefully you’ll be able to find a way to hold the quilt with your left hand so you won’t have pain. It won’t be long now before you’ll have another finish! I can’t wait to see what you plan for your Williamsburg Beauty.
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  • Gail Feb 21, 2016

    I find changing my activity helps …a little sewing, a little pressing, some cutting, and then hand seeing….less repetitive strain injuries and lots of progress
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  • I like that wall of fabric!
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  • Deb Feb 21, 2016

    I have the left hand hurt sometimes too – clutching the quilt when I don’t have a hoop or doing binding. I think you have a beautiful stash that you can find something to work from… or you could always go shopping =)
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