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

Here's what happened next...


Sunday, 31 July 2011

Home Straight II

I've machined the binding onto the edge of the quilt this afternoon, and this evening I have been sitting in front of the television, hand-sewing it down.

It goes on a bit - but I am just over half way round, so another good session (or more likely two shorter ones), and I'll be done!


  1. You sound so calm about it. Can you believe you're almost finished?

  2. It looks fantastic and the mitres on your corners are superb. I know quilters who've been at this for years who cannot do corners like that.

    Will you be breaking out the Parsnip Sherry to celebrate it's finish?

    Oh, BTW, what are you going to call it? (and "quilt" is not the right answer).

  3. I love the backing fabric. Don't you love doing the binding?

  4. Nope, Sue, I can't - it's taken 6 months (which seems ages) - and I'm sure that we will have the hottest weather for a hundred years now so that I can't use it for ages!

    Thank you Bilbo. :) Parsnip sherry? Drunk long ago, m'dear - I'm currently on last year's Rhubarb, which is suitably light and summery. Haven't given a name any thought - which I have to do for the label, of course. Spring Garden Trellis is a bit of a mouthful, so I would think that this will be known as Helen's quilt, as it was her gift of a jelly roll which got me started!

    The backing fabric is so soft it is almost like a brushed cotton, Joanna (good to see you BTW), and I love the way that it picks up the colours on the other side but uses them in a non-geometric way - gives a good contrast. The fabric started life as a pair of curtains which I picked up for £5 at a local charity shop.


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