Monday, September 07, 2009

Happy Labor Day

This is what I call a holiday...Dh is out golfing and I get to sew all day without feeling guilty. Bonus - we are going to a friend's house tonight for a cookout so I don't have to get dinner...more sewing time.

And I need this time! This weekend I finished two quilts - binding, sleeve, and labels. The one in the photo is my MS Blues. I used a variegated/strip-pieced binding. I like the look of it but it is tricky to work with. It seemed to stretch more then even my bias binding and of course twice a seam ended up directly on a corner so I had "cut and paste" the binding. Of course that can happen with regular binding...but twice in one quilt? I don't think so....

Hope you all enjoy what is left of the holiday weekend....

11 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Thrilling! This is a fantastic quilt, Sio. Wow. A great pattern to display you magnificent stash of fabrics.

Glad the day was yours and nothing but yours! The treat was for you and us!

Warmly, *karendianne.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful...I love Blue in a quilt! :o)

sewkalico said...

Regardless of the binding issues, it looks fabulous!!

Karen said...

That is definitely a holiday. Saturday is my husband's golf day and my day to play.

Mary said...

It looks great! I've been thinking about a courthouse steps quilt recently.

I love pieced binding but it is harder to avoid the seams falling on the corners.

Miri said...

Great quilt! I've thought of using strippy binding-thanks for the tips!

Donnamo said...

Love the quilt!

The Calico Cat said...

I love that quilt! scrappy blues & yellow, right up my alley!

Millie said...

What a beautiful blue quilt...I just love all blue quilts, but this one is a big WOW! And to think you used your scraps to make this gorgeous quilt.

Shasta said...

It is a beautiful quilt. The colors are great, and the binding makes it even more special.

Janet said...

What a beautiful quilt and so worth the little fiddles you had to do with the binding.