Monday, August 8, 2011

Design Wall Monday--Aug 8, 2011

I did get some sewing time in this weekend and got together the entire top for the Scrappy Trails quilt, cut and sewed the binding and backing.

Leftover blocks add a bit of fun to the back but it is not wide enough.  Luckily there's plenty of length so I'll cut some off to use for that purpose.

Last night two tabletoppers for the wedding were completed.

You probably can't read it well, but this gold bias tape has been waiting patiently since 1976 to be used in a project!  Note that it was 4 yards for 45 cents way back then.    I'm pretty sure this came from my Grandma's sewing things that came to me after she moved into her son's house.  Wonder what it'll cost when I go buy more today...

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5 comments:

Nann said...

Those vintage Wright's trims are great! I have more seam binding/hem tape than I will ever be able to use....but I can't resist 'em at estate sales.

Quilter Kathy said...

Making a backing has got to be the most boring part of quilting...I hate it! But it does get you one step closer to the fun part of quilting :)
Love the tabletopper fabric!

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm so man at myself for parting with LOTS of vintage trims years ago when I didn't know any better! This is when it is fun stumbling into a garage sale for the find.

Belinda said...

hhhmmmm, I think I have some of these ....along with some ric rac packages too!

Wow....1976....see, that's why I NEVER throw anything away either!!

Nana B said...

Good for you - remembering that you had that gold trim stashed away!! I love the backs you make for your quilts.