Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mini Quilt Swap- Winter time

This is what I sent out. I deliberately kept the design simple because I wanted to experiment with the binding. Three 21/2'' strips sewn together then hand pleated on both sides.
The pins were spaced 1" apart then folded almost in half to create the pleats. I eyeballed most of it because I did not want the pleats to be exactly the same width.
Doing one side creates a natural curve. I machine basted the folds down 1/8" from the edge then went through the same process on the other side. Two edges sewn together 1/4" then the piece was attached to the right side and sewn in place. Turned and hand sewn in place on the back 1/4" seam.

4 comments:

Quiltefia said...

Hi!! The little quilte you made is so nice!! And a different binding!! nice work!! Lucky reciver.... AnneK:-)

MaryLu said...

Wow, Carol. By the time I get to the binding, I just want to be done. That's pretty impressive!

kameleonquilt said...

I never thought of making a binding like this, but it seems to be ideal for rounded edges. Thank you for posting, - we learn something new all the time :-)

rodvold said...

Hey there,
I was the lucky recipient of your quilt!! I keep forgetting to bring you card in to work to email you properly but I remembered you blog, which I read every so often, so I jumped over to at least post that I did get! Thanks so much! I thought the binding was fantastic. I was going to ask how you did but I see you posted how on your blog. Great!! Thanks again,
Jennifer