Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Scalloped Binding

Today I finished up the WIP/UFO I've been working on for the past couple months or so, and I love the results!!
I didn't have anything that looked right for the binding, so I broke down and went to buy some.  But I did find it on sale, and it cost less then $4, so I'm not too disappointed in myself.  I decided it was worth the few dollars to get it finished before I lost motivation for another year or so.  =)

I had planned to add some applique around the edges, but as much as I like the result; I don't like the process.  And I decided it looks nice the way it is.  But if I change my mind, it can always be added.... right?  For now I want to get a hanging sleeve on the back, and get it up on the wall!
The quilting isn't perfect, I actually used this as practice at free-motion with the stitch regulator turned off.  This was a first, and I am definately going to try it again!  I found it worked much better for some things, the stitch regulator seems to act funny when you do smaller intricate designs- but if I don't slow down for them I will make a mess!
And, of course, one of the kids.  I actually got them all somewhat posed at once, which is often a challenge!

Ok, once again, I REALLY like this quilt! 
It's going above the couch in the living room.  Today when I told Breanna that she said "So you're going to replace the ring?" She was referring to a berry wreath I made a few years ago, which does look pretty sad and has many of the berries removed via the kids.

One more.....  =)
P.S.  The binding is hand-stitched on the back, which looks better but I often don't take the time.  For the curves it actually seemed easier than using the machine.


Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Pretty! I've never had the guts to do a scalloped border. By the way I'm packing all my quilting up and sending it to you.....

Sarcastic Quilter said...

I love this! I have a lot of my mother's fabric from over the years and I think doing a quilt like this would simply tickle her so she's got a quilt coming this Christmas.

Yours is an excellent and pretty example!

beth said...

what a beautiful quilt! And even MORE beautiful...the children! Your quilting is amazing on that!

Evan and Clover and Co. said...

Looks great-- can't wait to see a picture of it hanging over your sofa! That is impressive, getting all three kids looking in the same direction at one time! :-)

Anonymous said...

i love this quilt!! you did a wonderful job!

Lisa said...

Thanks to you all! The scallops really aren't too difficult, just take more time. Your comments are encouraging! =)

Tiffany said...

Lovely quilt, wonderful quilting. I really like the scalloped border/binding. That's one I have yet to conquer.