Thursday, February 2, 2017

Love quilting - Hate binding

It's a love/hate relationship. I love cutting fabric, putting it together, quilting it. But when it comes to the final phase - sewing down the binding - my love turns to fatigued dislike.

I finished quilting this quilt (don't you love the backing?) and all that was left was sewing down the binding. I sometimes try to use the backing fabric, pulling it over the sides and machine stitching. But this backing was different than the quilt fabric, I just couldn't do it.

Sitting in front of the TV, I stitched night after night. It felt like forever. I'm just not a fan of hand stitching of any kind. But finally it was done.

I loved the fabric in this quilt so much that I scavenged the left over fabric and worked on a table runner.

This one I was able to use the backing to make the binding :-)

A happy marriage indeed!

Happy Quilting!




7 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

Love binding hate quilting. I love everything about quilting except the quilting process. I even love to design elaborate quilting designs but oh good golly actually quilting is torture.

margaret said...

I love the binding my pet hate is getting the flimsie, wadding and backing tacked together.

mindingmomma said...

I do hand binding as a side job for all the girls at out LQS. And a few customers too. It's my favorite relaxing thing to do at night. I dislike picking out fabrics, too many choices!

Tanna said...

Yes, a big WHOOP WHOOP! Sounds just like my hating to "finish" a knitting project that requires seaming and weaving in the ends. LOL! Not the fun part. BEAUTIFUL work, Jocelyn. blessings and hugs ~ tanna

Dresden Quilter said...

Your projects are fabulous. Definitely worth all of your effort.

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

I agree with DQ above: these are fabulous projects. I actually like hand-work though It seems that I don't get to enjoy as much as I'd like. Right now I'm grading essays :-(

I try to enjoy every part of the quilting process by reminding myself that I'm just stuck with this particular chore for a little while. Sometimes it actually helps! :-)

Allie-oops Designs said...

Oh how stunning - and Jocelyn - the binding is my favorite part!!!! It's like gift-wrap for someone special, the finishing touch. And besides, I love hand stitching, as you know, lol....
Seriously this quilt and table runner are just beautiful!!!!