Wednesday, March 29, 2017

WIPs With Friends

I was busy, busy BUSY over the weekend!  I have loads to share with you all.

I got 2 count them 2 quilts back from my fabulous long arm quilter, Kathy, at Thread Bear Quilting.  The first one is the baby Big Foot quilt.  
I had to put away the fishies to work on binding this one.  T
he baby is due any minute now so I need to have it trimmed and bound.

I chose an aqua and white stripe binding for this one.  
The aqua matched the chest and face on the Yeti that is on the back.  
I did get it all sewn on and turned and glue basted in place. 
 I even managed to stitch about 1/4 of the way by hand too.  
I will take a photo of the whole quilt once I get the binding finished.

The other quilt that I got back is the Hallowedding quilt!!!  
As you can see Hallie (short for Halloween) claimed it for her own!  
This while I was trying to sew on the binding.
I will show some close ups once I can gift it.
The groom is working out of state for awhile so not sure when that will be.
Maybe a few sneak peeks though!

I had a friend ask me about what did I mean "glue basted" the binding. 
 I use Elmer's School glue 
(it's washable)
 and put a thin line between the stitch line and the raw edge of the quilt.  
Then I carefully turn the binding until the fold is just over the stitching line 
and using my iron, press it into place.  
This allows me to take the quilt anywhere and bind and not have to worry about pins. 
 It is also MUCH easier on my hands not to have to hold it in place while it stitch 
(or have pins or clips in my way)

The quilting detail is amazing on this (Thank you Kathy!)  Again, Hal thought this was hers!

I managed to get my 4 bee blocks done too.  

I did work on another chenille blanket and some burp cloths but since the baby shower is this upcoming Saturday, I won't show these until after the shower.

Now it's your turn. 
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Puppilalla said...

It sounds as if you had a productive few weeks. Your cat looks very content too. =)

Bettina Groh said...

gluing the binding sounds like a great hint... will try it!!

dianne said...

the hallowedding quilt is almost done and I can hardly wait to see it!!! SO EXCITING!!!

KaHolly said...

Fun finishes! I'll have to try your binding method! It would be great to be able to easily take it on the road to do in the car! I could get more done that way! XO

Rachel said...

Very pretty! Those yeti are so cute!

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