Friday, August 31, 2012

I Finished Something!

I finished something! I feel such a sense of accomplishment. I really can craft and have an unknown future! 
 I love biased binding. *steps on soapbox* If you are making a quilt for a little person, you really need to do your binding on the bias. It will last longer. If you do straight grain binding, then the fibers get direct wear, and will fray faster. It may be quicker at the outset, but you'll ending up re-binding the darn thing. Plus, bias binding done in a stripe or plaid is just so cute. *falls off soapbox*
I used Peak Hour for the quilt. Isn't it cute? Perfect for a baby boy. The pattern is Chain Linked by Amy Smart. I'll definitely be using this pattern again. With Christmas fabric. How cute would that be?
Due to a shopping error, I had to piece the back. Seriously, who orders just a yard for a quilt back? Even a baby quilt? Man. My brain can start working at any time now. It turned out to be a delightful mistake, because the back is so stinkin' cute. Can't you just picture a little guy running cars up and down those stripes? Thanks, Donna, for asking me to make this!

Now to turn my attention to my fair quilt. I really hope I can get it done in time. This is my last chance to submit to the Frederick Fair. I get so sad thinking about it. I'm going to have to go every day and eat funnel cakes and Hemp's roast beef sandwiches. Care to join me?

7 comments:

Jamie Lee said...

That's a darn cute quilt! The back is as cute as the front. Hope you get lots of sewing done on your fair quilt this weekend!

Mama Pea said...

Great job! It's so cute. I think I will finish my Halloween in June quilt top today! I'll let you know. Good luck getting ready for the fair!

Leslie said...

this is great. i just finished a quilt top using this pattern for my mother. it is so easy and comes together great and looks great no mater what fabric you choose.

Candice @ Made With Love said...

Yeah for finished quilts (especially ones as cute as this!!!). :)

Deb said...

Beautiful! Thanks for that binding tip, I did not know that. Our church guild makes charity baby quilts, I'll get them started using bias bindings! Don't despair, JLK, there are WONDERFUL fairs in western PA. Much better than DC area fairs (I think).

Deb said...

Beautiful! Thanks for that binding tip, I did not know that. Our church guild makes charity baby quilts, I'll get them started using bias bindings! Don't despair, JLK, there are WONDERFUL fairs in western PA. Much better than DC area fairs (I think).

teamZ said...

Love that quilt.