Okay…….A Friday Finish!!………..

IMG_0989After a trek to LaCrosse Hobby Lobby, I was able to cover the buttons needed to complete this ‘swag’ border/binding treatment. I cut 4 bias fabric pieces (one for each side) that were 10” wide and the length of the side plus a couple inches. I folded each in half (wrong sides together) with a strip of poly batting running the length (maybe about 4”- 5” wide) and stitched the length, forming a tube. I applied this to the wrong side of the quilt sandwich, stitched, and flipped it to the front (covering the raw edges). At the corners, I folded the edges of one piece to the inside of the tube and inserted the other side’s tube inside. I hand gathered the corners and the points at which the buttons would be attached. Really, quite straight forward! I like it! IMG_0987 To back-track on this project, follow the previous links beginning with my last post here. 

Thread: (top) Superior Variegated Gold metallic, #025; (bobbin) Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70wt (I use this on all my bobbin on all my machines!) Batting: Hobbs Heirloom, cotton/poly, 80/20 (single layer). 1 Dream Big panel by Hoffman in the “Onyx” colorway.

The weekend is upon us. Our today is going to be spent helping our GD move. At least there’s an elevator at the second apartment! Keeping the ibuprofen handy….LOL! Have an awesome weekend……hugs……..

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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7 Responses to Okay…….A Friday Finish!!………..

    • treadlemusic says:

      With all the Dream Big panels being stitched, I just had to come up with a fresher finish treatment. This is the “Onyx” panel and (even though I used my metallic variegated gold thread) it was looking a bit bland/blah and I had hoped to hang it on my livingroom wall. The swag addition pulls the colors back to what will go in that room. Finally found a metal rod that I like, so it will go up soon! Hugs………………..

  1. Darlynn Venne says:

    your quilting is fabulous!!!!

  2. kathyreeves says:

    A great finish! I am still amazed at the 3-D effect you got from quilting it!

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