Monday, July 18, 2011

For Baby Wyatt and a Small Triumph

A little quilt for baby Wyatt whose mama wants him to grow up to be a cowboy.  And with 3 older sisters in the house let's hope a horse is in his future real soon!  :) 


This blanket represents a small triumph in my quilting progression.  I have been hand sewing ALL my bindings since day one.  And while I love the look of hand sewn bindings, they take a lot of time.  When I quilt for other people 99% of the time they could care less if the binding is hand sewn or machine sewn.

So in an effort to save myself more time I was determined to figure out this machine binding bit.  I've made several attempts, all of which were less than stellar in my eyes.  Not to be dissuaded I carried on.  I talked to Renae a bunch.  She only does machine bindings so she helped me work through my hang ups/misfortunes.  Wyatt's blanket represents my first successful (in my mind!) machine sewn binding.  For that can I get a hallelujah?  It's a happy day indeed.  I still plan on hand sewing the bindings on my own quilts but for other people's I have now overcome a major obstacle.

(Somewhere I had taken a picture of the binding, but as I post it is nowhere to be found.  Sorry.  You'll just have to imagine my success. :)

What about you?  What are your quilt binding obstacles/hang ups? 

Quilt design/dimensions here.

1 comment:

  1. my hang-ups:

    machine quilting (i'm sending mine out. I've given up for now. my machine is super crappy. for real).

    pinning my binding for hand-sewing. Leslie did my most recent one for me during an f/8 meeting and now I'm hooked. It looks gorgeous now that its handsewn and I feel way better about bindings in general. Woot!



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