Monday, March 10, 2014

FLORENCE LAP QUILT AND HOW I ROLL MY BINDING







  

 

I already showed you the new pillows for our living room I made with a jelly roll of Florence by Denyse Schmidt.  After making the pillows, I decided to use what was left to make a lap quilt to go with the pillows…I showed a 'sneak peek' of that as well.  Since I didn't feel like using a pattern… I just decided to do my own thing.  I created nine 'blocks' by cutting strips into rectangles, added some white sashing strips and a border using four different strips. For the back, I pieced together most of what I had left over (and hoped I had enough for binding..which I did..yeah!!!). As you can see in the second picture, this is how I roll my binding before stitching it onto the quilt…I use a lint brush since it's sticky enough to hold the binding together; or if I have an empty handle, I just use a piece of painter's tape to hold it in place before rolling it up. I roll out what I need as I'm sewing and stick a pin in the rest to keep it on the brush and out of my way.  I decided to quilt three squares within each of the blocks, along with some straight lines on the border (you may be able to see that in the close-up pic of the back of the quilt). The binding is very scrappy and I love how it looks! Just for fun, I decided to machine stitch it onto the back and then stitched it down on the front using a serpentine stitch and I'm really happy with the result.  Mind you…there are a number of oops, but the quilt police aren't coming here anytime soon!  The last picture shows the finished quilt and pillows together..love them!!!

3 comments:

  1. oh, i love this! you really have an eye for mixing the different fabrics!

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  2. Love your colors and the quilt/pillows. Also great tip for keeping track of your binding with the lint roller especially since they don't do much of a job in the lint department.

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  3. Your quilt and pillows are beautiful and what a neat way to keep track of your binding!!

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