Monday, March 09, 2009

Tree Skirt Bound

My dear sweet Bernie must have heard me telling my tale of woe last night, and behaved herself sufficiently for me to do some quilting on the tree skirt I started on Saturday. I got about half of it done before I decided to call it a night.

Today I finished off the quilting, cut the opening, and applied the binding to the front. Now I just need to trim away the excess batt and hand sew the binding to the reverse side.

You can't see it from the picture, but there's a little loop made from excess binding hidden at the back. When I do the hand sewing, that will pop thru to the front. And ready to be stitched in place for use with the loop, a cute Christmas themed button.

I've had fun putting this project together, and it's really achievable in a weekend - especially when your sewing machine cooperates. :-)

10 comments:

Lucy said...

ohh boy, you are so fast and it isn't even close to christmas :-)

mereth said...

I do love stripey binding. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that Bernie is ok, I'd be lost without my machines. I hate to have them serviced, because I get 'seperation anxiety"......

Ruth's Place said...

It looks wonderful!

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely love this!

Connie said...

I really like the striped binding, too!

LC said...

Glad your machine is holding out. It is definitely worth getting fixed too. I've an older 1630 (plus a few others for various reasons) and it is my workhorse, will sew guaze and denim.

Good job on the tree skirt!

Quilts And Pieces said...

arghhh - I never even made it downstairs tonight to see if I could find that xmas fabric I hadn't decided what to use for - I think it would be perfect. Geez your fast!

Kim said...

Oh no I'd be lost without my Bernina...I have a old 1030..its a real workhorse and I use it everyday!

Did you ever start the hungry caterpillar quilt? I have the same fabric and was looking to see what you made with yours.

Hope you get your machine up and running....7500.00 for a new one! OUCH
Happy Sewing

Mary said...

Its lovely! Glad your machine cooperated!

Jan said...

I love the tree skirt. You are so organised for Xmas!

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