Saturday, February 12, 2011

Comfort Quilt

This is a baby quilt for our church's "Power of the Quilt" project. I machine quilted it and tried something different - the binding was attached to the back and sewn onto the front using the sewing machine. I would provide a close-up, but it was unremarkable. The stitching was uneven so I went around it one more time with a zig-zag stitch using a light blue satin thread on the top. Even sewing around twice, it probably took me less than 1/4 of the time to put the binding on this way as it would if I had sewn it on by hand.
I was going to try to cut the binding on the straight grain, but the piece of fabric I had was very narrow, so I cut on the bias as usual.
This quilt has been pinned and ready to go for a while now. It's on the list of my 2011 UFOs, but there's always another baby quilt waiting in the wings to be finished. Actually if I count all possibilities, there are 21 more church quilts waiting in the wings. Two tops and 19 ideas (but only three patterns).
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