Monday, March 17, 2014

Design Wall Monday--March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day this DWM!  On my design surface are a number of little projects that are getting follow-through attention. First is the quilt-along top I showed last week, Pink Lemonade.  I picked up this brand new magazine at the grocery store the other day.  While it is a aimed at more modern quilters of the beginner and intermediate type, there are always things to be learned.

 Lots of great projects and interesting ideas. 

This cute flannel baby quilt design showed a two color binding that made it's own piping and, since I had so little to work with for binding options for the Pink Lemonade, the idea was intriguing.

Here's my two color binding, something I've always wanted to try but never did until now--this simple method is genius:  When the binding is applied to the back of the quilt and brought to the front, the piping of yellow will be created when machine stitched in the ditch between the two colors to complete the binding application.  I'm going to big-stitch hand quilt Pink Lemonade and it is all set in sandwich form for my bus commute.

Another little sandwiched table mat from last week.  This one got machine quilted since the photo and binding is on.  On the actual National/International Quilting Day, my sister and I didn't sew, but we did shop. 

I bored my sister by buying a bunch of bolt ends of neutrals--but I needed them!  This great cheddar print met her approval, however.  It is a Jinny Beyer print.  The other 1.5 yard piece was a good sale price and will get used sometime.  Our LQS was looking mighty barren and I'm worried it will be closing if more folks don't frequent the store.  The owner had a "staying in business sale" that I missed because it was the day my grandson was born, so I definitely wanted to spend some dollars there. Support your local independent stores, folks! 

One final sandwich made for the day.  This poor tablerunner has been waiting at least a year and a half to become a "real quilt".  The binding got made too!

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Stephanie said...

I just bought that magazine and haven't take time to really look at it just yet. Love the double binding. Gosh, is Jinny Beyer still designing fabric and patterns? I haven't thought of her in ages. That cheddar is delicious.

Kate said...

Fun projects on your design surfaces. I like the dual colored binding? It will make a lovely finish.

julieQ said...

Love all your doins'!! Don't you just love that two color binding? it is wonderful!!

Shay said...

I love the look of the two colour binding ..Ive seen it done before and think its a great idea to spice up the edge of a quilt.

Plenty of progress on several projects Annie.

I shopped and quilted on International Quilting Day, although I forgot that it actually was IQD, so that was a fortunate accident wasnt it?

Sue Daurio said...

Ok now I'm really interested in that piped binding method. I'll have to look that up. Love that table runner, that is way to cute not be a "real" quilt. Can't wait to see it finished.

Janet O. said...

Staying in business sale is a fun idea!
I love that purple table mat--great color combo. And that last runner is so cheerful. Very fresh!

Tanya said...

Wow! I am going to try that double binding! What a great idea!