Can you believe that it's already August 24? Wow, where has the summer gone? While I always have high expectations of accomplishing many quilting related items - such as actually quilting, the reality is that life often intrudes and sometimes I don't get as much accomplished as I had hoped to. I did get to go on vacation, visit with friends, spend time with my children and organize my quilting studio, so I guess it wasn't such a bad summer after all!
This past week I've been shopping with my children to get new clothes and items for school. I've also been busy cleaning getting ready for a visit from my parents next week.
In my organizing and cleaning frenzy, I've come across a few projects that weren't quite done. I made some binding strips for several quilts that needed them. They're not actually sewn onto the quilts yet, but hey, you can't do everything at once, can you?
|Cute Circus Cat fabric|
Of course I also had to add a sleeve to the quilt and this took a little bit of time.
I also thought that it would be nice to zigzag the binding down, rather than just using a straight stitch. Really, so much more interesting.
I discovered that it really takes a bit more time and effort to use a zigzag stitch for this technique.
|Front side of quilt showing zigzag stitches to hold the binding down|
|Back side of quilt showing how the zigzag stitches |
don't overlap the binding as it should - oops!
|Portion of the quilt all done and ready to be hung|