Tuesday, July 15, 2014

cabin quilt

Scheduled quilting time is a thing of the past around here...and I'm trying to be ok with that. Some days are easier than others! I stayed up late last night to finish the quilting on this one. I also added the binding in the wee hours and I top stitched it down this morning. I'm thrilled that this one is DONE! (I had the chance to sleep in, so I'm not any worse for the wear. Hurray!)
I used larger leftover pieces for the pieced backing and I love how it came together. I really liked mixing a non-traditional backing with the traditional quilt front.
I'm very happy with how this corner came out...front and back!
Since I bound it in a plaid fabric, I cut it on the bias. I think it's the perfect finishing touch....and I actually LIKE making bias binding once in awhile! :)
The quilt measures 60" x 72".

I'm now down to 9 WIPs! Woo-hoo! I'm enjoying it while it lasts, because no doubt I will be on a starting bender soon. That seems to be the way it works!

31 comments:

Pieces of Cotton said...

Perfect corners are the best.

Love the whole quilt, especially the bias plaid binding!

Belinda B Johnson said...

looks like you machine finish the stitching of the binding on the quilt. How do you do that?

Terri said...

Love the HSTs and the colors you used.
Hugs

amandajean said...

Belinda B Johnson,

yes, I did machine stitch the binding on the front and back. I have a tutorial under the quilt making basics page.

http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2011/11/one-way-to-machine-bind-quilt.html

I hope that helps!

AJ

Di~ said...

You be careful, those benders can be dangerous! :)
Great quilt....again. I actually sewed yesterday and late into the morning hours! it felt good! I haven't done that for ages.

Paqui Azores Patchwork said...

Perfecta ejecuciĆ³n y perfecto resultado.
Felicidades!!

Diane said...

Nice finish
Love the pieced backing too; makes it reversible too��

marcella said...

Wow, didn't we just see the completed top on Friday? You ROCK! What a great finish and so amazing, speedily fast.

moosecraft said...

Beautiful quilt! Your machine binding looks so neat and fantastic... you may have inspired me to give it a try!

Daytona Damsel said...

Wow your machine binding is so perfect.

Frog Quilter said...

A beautiful finish!

Smultronbo said...

Beautiful quilt and beautiful corner on the binding. You make me happy when I see more people actually doing the binding on machine. Great work!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

I now want to bind everything in red plaid.

Mia's Cottage said...

Love the whole thing!!
Donna

Jennilyn said...

Looks good! Especially love the back!

Jayne Honnold said...

What a great-looking quilt! Front and back are both wonderful. And your binding is exquisite! Kudos to you!

katie z. said...

Good work! How old is your oldest WIP since you've finished so many?

Domac said...

What a yummy quilt!

margaret said...

not just perfect corners on the binding but wow the lines on the triangles are so very very straight wonderful quilt

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

I was puzzling over binding fabric choices for my camping quilt today and after seeing your lovely plaid binding, I'm decided. It will be plaid for me, too! Thanks for the inspiration!

PT in SC said...

Your machine applied binding is perfect. And your quilt appears flat as a flitter and that's a compliment by the way! Great job!

Lorna McMahon said...

A beautiful finish. Love the bias plaid binding. Can't wait to see what you are working on next!

quiltingbonnie said...

It came out so pretty Amanda

Thimbleanna said...

Another great quilt Ms. Crazy -- you're amazing! I can't wait to see what your bender will bring!!!

Karen said...

What gorgeous quilting! Love those deep colors, too.

Carrie Wikander said...

It sure does feel good to finish up old stuff, doesn't it. I am down to only two WIP's but I am completely uninterested in finishing them - all that's left is the quilting, too! Instead, I've started and finished about 8 quilts since those two. No logic to it at all, but oh well.

Live a Colorful Life said...

You are down to 9 WIPs??! Impressive. I hope to start tackling my stack when I return home from the great state of Minnesota!

Shirley McLaurin said...

I just love your cabin quilt soooo cute well done

Jessica Christensen said...

Impressive -- only 9! I suppose that's a fairly normal range for you, but it sounds amazing to me. (You know I have just a few more than that . . .) :)

Suzanne said...

Many thumbs up!! Great job.

Bonnie said...

LOVE this one, Miss Amanda!