Saturday, December 17, 2011

Saturday Update

Sewing down the BindingThe quilt has been trimmed and the binding sewn on and now I'm enjoying the process of stitching it down by hand ... all 10 yards of it. I decided on a red/green/gold poinsettia print from my stash for the binding because I liked how it looked with both the front and the back of my quilt–although there's no way anyone will see poinsettias in that skinny binding ;-)

I think another night of movies and stitching and my quilt will be done, done, done ... in time for Christmas.

I also decided to use two of the leftover star blocks to make big square pillow shams.



Inspired by the leftover triangle squares, I added a pieced border around the star blocks:


pieced border added 

And then a plain border to make them the size I need–24 inches



I am looking forward to quilting these smaller pieces--it will be so much easier and quicker.

10 comments:

Judy S. said...

Nice work! And two pretty pillows besides!

scraphappy said...

What great Christmas colors. It looks quite festive at your house.

Debra Spincic said...

This has turned out to be a fabulous project and almost finished too!

Wilma NC said...

So glad you're getting some sewing accomplished!! This past month has been so busy for me with birthdays and early holiday visits from family. I didn't even get to do the lotto for November!! And I am going through sewing withdrawals. Dave works Christmas weekend so I will have time to sew then, might put a charity quilt on the frame. Hope you have a great Christmas!!!

Quilter Kathy said...

Gorgeous blocks...way to go!

Terri said...

BEAUTIFUL Sophie! I can't wait to see a picture of the quilt on your bed. :)

Terri

Elizabeth said...

I love the pillow shams from the leftover blocks.

Jane said...

Beautiful work Sophie! Popping in to wish you a very Merry Christmas... so glad to know you from over at Tuesday Stitchers, here's to a great New Year of creations!

Barbara C said...

Happy Holidays Sophie! Your pillows are really beautiful and a perfect companion to your quilt.

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

love the colours in these blocks ;-)

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