Part 8: (Technically) A Friday Finish…………………….

This project is a finish! The label will be made when the next project reaches this point and requires its label. Again, for those who have come late to this journey, check out the right side bar for previous installment posts.

Binding was the next step. I had figured possibly 15 yds., not knowing how much to allow for all the scallops. I ended up with 3 yds left which worked out well since I needed a band of green on the matching pillowcases (getting ahead of myself!). IMG_1790 Let the stitching begin…….IMG_1791 It took a bit to figure out the best way to manipulate all but eventually it settled in. All those curves!! Once the binding was applied, and before turning the binding to the back, curves needed a clipping……..IMG_1807 Pinking shears have many uses and this one is absolutely the best!!! Using clips to hold in place……..IMG_1792 I did this just before quitting for the day so the bias binding would be somewhat “molded” to the curves when I came back the next day to stitch. IMG_1794 Number 10 “Straw” needles are my faves. They are very fine (bend easily!), flexible, sharp and perfect for these tasks…..but, definitely have a needle threader handy (very tiny eyes in those needles!). I used a double strand of the Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt, to finish this stitching (the same thread used in my bobbins!). Final photos: IMG_1803IMG_1805 But wait……… there are matching pillowcases……….IMG_1818 I had enough of the “ice cream cones” for the band/cuff for 2 cases….yay! Now, a final photo of the whole quilt………. IMG_1799 I definitely would make another! Loved doing that outer border, too. Drunkard’s Path pieces has so many setting possibilities.

The final dimensions are 84”x 90”. Down to very little of that glorious green fabric…..a Moda solid of several years ago. I’m on a hunt to secure another bolt!

The temperatures have changed dramatically in the overnight. From a week of upper 90s with high humidities to 60/70s with acceptable moisture levels. Still very dry, though. Have an awesome rest of the weekend. I’m off to start on a few candy bag zip pouches again…..fun!

Note: to enlarge any photo, ‘click’ on it!

About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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19 Responses to Part 8: (Technically) A Friday Finish…………………….

  1. Pingback: Pin-basted and ready……… | Treadlemusic

  2. Lovely finish! Love the matching pillowcases, too.

  3. kathyreeves says:

    This is just beautiful, the colors, design, the quilting, all of it together….Gorgeous!

  4. Beth Ann says:

    Another beautiful work of art. You are so talented!!!

  5. Jeanne says:

    Gorgeous!!! This is a beautiful quilt.

  6. Kathy Morton says:

    Doreen…

    This is one of your most stunning quilts!! Your granddaughter will love it!! What a treasure!!
    Your quilting and that border…out-standing!

  7. Jan Bennett-Collier says:

    I am very impressed. The colors are fabulous…that green!…and that one larger multi-print showing up!….just remarkable. I love it completely!

  8. zippyquilts says:

    Nice quilt! I’ve never tried the rounded triangles on the edge, but I like yours,

  9. Patricia Dauphinee says:

    Doreen, you have outdone yourself, this one is simply beautiful. You have s much patience to be able to do all this, loving it. Stay safe.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you so much for popping by, Pat!!!!!! I’m really not known for my patience, generally, but for some things……………….lol! Summer has flown by and been a good one. We’re all healthy and very grateful. Sending many hugs your way…………………..

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