Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

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Monday, 7 February 2011


Oh dear - not home & dry just yet!

Looking at the runner again, I decided that it's far too busy with diagonal quilt lines, so I've sat with the unpicker tonight & taken half of them out, & I'm happier with the slightly more simple look - the back view is clearer:

And having a first go at binding, although I have my binding strip pieced & pressed & ready to sow on the the quilt, I've come the the first corner and got stuck - back to the video tutorial for me!


  1. Oh dear . . . sorry you've been unpicking, although I think it looked fine.

    How about practising the corners with a long strip of adding machine tape? (you could even use the sewing machine although stitching through paper will blunt your needle)

  2. Making a decent corner on the binding is probably one of the trickiest parts of this whole adventure. I do have some written instructions, if you think that might help?

  3. It's one of those things that seem so complicated at first but really quite soon, you wonder what you got confused about.

  4. Thanks girls, but a second binding-wrangling session tonight and it is a lot clearer to the ol' pea brain!

    Yes, Flum, it's a bit counter-intuitive (and I haven't even confessed to making up some of the lengths of binding into 'L' shapes and not strips because I sewed the wrong diagonal...) but a bit of practise works wonders!


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