A new month and another WIP to complete. This is larger than what I am use to completing. I can’t remember exactly how old this WIP is, but I know it’s more than ten years old. The blocks were made by eighth graders at Dr. M. L. King, Jr. School in Newark. I chose an African Kenta cloth for the back.
I’m down to the wire finally finished quilting, but I still have to add the binding to my quilt. I’m not going to make my deadline, but I will finish and start my next month’s WIP.
Today (6-1-18) I finished my Month 5 quilt; the binding really sets it off!
I have so many unfinished quilt projects that I’ve started years ago. I’ve decided to challenge myself this year and complete my works in progress (WIP). I’m going to post my progress weekly. I’ll show pics of what it looks like before I begin.
I’ve changed my mind and decided to make this a monthly challenge because it’s all about finishing and completing my WIPs. If I have time I will blog my progress weekly.
This is my first WIP (Work In Progress) that I’m going to complete. I can’t remember if I called this quilt “Metro” or “Metro Lines” it’s sandwiched and ready to be quilted.
I have five more days in Month 1 to complete this baby quilt. I decided to quilt it with my walking foot and make large wavy lines. I posted two pictures showing my progress. I know I will complete this before the thirty-first. I think I’m going to quilt a few more wavy lines between each row.
I’m almost finished. I added the binding; last hand stitch and wash. I’ll make my deadline.
Forty-six more weeks to go . . . Surprise surprise! OH WELL! This was not a good week for me. I was busy working on my quilt that I’m displaying at the Quilt and Sewing Fest of New Jersey, March 2-5. So I bombed this week because I didn’t create anything new, but I did useSusie’s Magic Bindingon my quilt (picture on the right).
Have you ever added a flange to your quilt before you added the binding? Well, one of my quilt buddies told me about magic binding. She said, she would show me on Tuesday, but I couldn’t wait. I went home and Googled it; only to find out how GREAT this magic binding technique is. I’m the shortcut Queen, so I’m always looking for a new technique or method that would make my quilting quick and easy. And to my SURPRISE this technique is so easy to do. Poof! you have a flange and binding all in one and it’s machine sewn.
Click on the Susie’s Magic Binding Tutorial below to find written instructions, but you may want to watch the video first. Additional tutorial Quilts and a Mug.
I received an email from Lindy; one of my quilt buddies. She shared this website with me http://www.quiltersnewsletter.com/blogs/insideqn/. There’s a video on mitered corners on binding. Patrick Lose; a quilter and former garment maker, demonstrated his technique that allows you to make a great looking finished mitered corner. As Lindy said, “it looks like a great solution to the ‘nub’ in the corner.” I viewed the video and it is an easy solution to make better mitered corners. Hopefully you will find this to be useful. Leave a comment if you try this technique.