Friday, July 10, 2009

A Finish!

This little top has sat long enough unfinished. Today was it's turn on Gam; even though only about 24" square! I even have the binding stitched on so I can hand stitch it to the back during evening television viewing. Stitching the binding to the back of a quilt is gratifying. Don't you think?

53 comments:

Karen said...

I like the border fabric on this quilt!

Quilt Rat said...

This is a beautiful quilt.....and only 24" you say? How nice would that look with my toy sewing machines, I think I need to make some little quilts :0)

Tam said...

Very nice!! I too like the border.
Happy weekend and congrats on your finish. :-)

Judi said...

So Pretty! I love finishing little projects, except (confession) I am a little too lazy to do the hand stitched binding, it's all done on the machine.

Danielle said...

Pretty and cute, and finished! What more could you ask for? Have a great weekend.

Catherine said...

It's lovely. I love the border fabric. I really enjoy tacking the binding down by hand.

Sandy said...

Congradulations on finishing your quilt. I, too, love to watch tv and hand stitch the binding. I am trying to embroder again for the same satisfaction!

*karendianne. said...

Uh Wow!

I can't really remember what its like to stitch binding to the back. They're stacking up...

Shasta said...

It is really pretty - congratulations on a great finish. I enjoy the bindings too. Don't forget the label!

Carol said...

What a beautiful little quilt. Oh it will be so pretty on a table. Love it!

Melody said...

Love it! the quilting is fab too!

Cathi said...

I don't know much about longarm quilting obviously 'cause I didn't know you could put a quilt that small on a longarm. Looks great, though.

Kim said...

I think yes! I actually enjoy sewing bindings on. I especially like the quilting you did on this little beauty.

Libby said...

Stitching binding is my favorite!

Darlene said...

Very, very pretty, Mary!

Janet said...

It's beautiful. The fabrics make it look so rich. Congrats on a great finish!

Carol said...

I love it! The quilt design is beautiful. It feels great to get a quilt done. I agree I like to do the stitching of the binding while relaxing watching TV.

Julia said...

Beautiful quilt...love the rich border fabric..
Julia ♥

The Quilt Buddy said...

Hi Mary!


(clap! clap! clap!) Hooray for your finished quilt! You should enter it in the quilt show over at Cotton Charm Quilts.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend after all of your traveling!

Wendy said...

So pretty, love the quilting you did. I find the binding relaxing as well.

Feedack Fantasy said...

What a gorgeous quilt, love the colors. And, by hand ... good for you.
TTFN ~Marydon

Pat said...

I always love the colors you use in your quilts. This is beautiful. I actually enjoy hand-sewing the binding down on the back of my quilted pieces (although, I must admit I've not done a huge one yet....so my opinion might change after I do that!)

Kaaren said...

Woo hoo...another finish!

This little guy is gorgeous, MAry. I love the colors.

I love to stitch binding. That to me is 'quilt therapy'...and, THE END.

onlymehere said...

Wow, 24"?! How cute is that! Love it.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

So pretty... the colors are gorgeous.

Mimi said...

Your quilt is beautiful. I love the blocks, love the border and love the quilting. Nice job.

miniaturequilter said...

Beautiful quilt, and I love the quilting design!!

AnnieO said...

The paisley border is fantastic! Congrats on a finish on such a warm and perky project. Hand stitching is sometimes very pleasant---but not when you are in a hurry (ask me how I know this :P)

Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Oh isn't that gorgeous...gosh I need to get sewing! :)

QuiltSue said...

I love the colours of this, and yes, I am another of those who enjoy sewing the binding down on a quilt largely because it can be done in the evenings whilst being with other people.

Betweens said...

Great finish!! and yes I am currently binding many projects and it is a pleasure!!

Maggie A said...

Very cute......and I also like to do the bindings

yellowfarmhouse said...

WOW beautiful quilt and that border is the perfect touch. Yes I love stitching down bindings, in fact I think it's my favorite part of quilting.. Maybe because it means I finished something, LOL.

have a great weekend - hugs - Karen

Quiltbirdie said...

Beautiful - You're ready for fall - how smart of you! I love that Jo Morton fabric in the border. I wish I had more of that

Rebecca P said...

That is such a striking little quilt. I too love the fabrics & your quilting is wonderful. Would love for you to quilt one of mine.
Yes, I like sewing the binding on while watching tv, it's relaxing to me. Only problem I have is my kitty jumps up from time to time for petting. Makes it hard to sew & pet at the same time. ha ha.

Puddle of Grace said...

What a pretty quilt! I LOVE hand sewing the back of the binding on a quilt... It's the pat on the back to myself for finishing a project! Happy stitching!

Carrie P. said...

Wow, love it. I do like doing binding too.

Gypsy Quilter said...

What yummy colors!

Teresa said...

The quilting is perfect for that quilt. Great border choice too - or did you pick the border first?

*karendianne. said...

I came back to look at the lovely.

Crystal said...

Beautiful!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

That is wonderful. I love little quilts.

Dawn Heese said...

Cute, cute, cute.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Oops! I completely missed this post. What a wonderful little quilt! I love, love, love that paisley border. Great fabrics and, as always, a fabulous quilting job!

Feedsack Fantasy said...

That is awesome. TTFN ~Marydon

Cornfield Quilter said...

I just love the quilt, the Jo Morton fabric is wonderful! The quilting you did really makes the quilt shine. Great job!

Serena said...

I love little pieces. So pretty. You did a great job as always.

Christine said...

Wow, so beautiful! I love all of this inspiration...I've got to get all of my tops together for you.

Rustic Country Handcrafts said...

Beautiful. I love the color choices and I also love hand stitching.

Deb
Rustic Country Handcrafts

Candace said...

What a neat quilt, Mary! Hand stitching the binding in front of the tv while fending off the cat is my favorite part!!
Cheers!

Sheri Howard said...

Indeed I do, I love to do the bindings!

fatcatquilts said...

Hmm.....I just made a post a now it is missing. Who stole my post? j/k

I really like this little quilt. Sawtooth stars are such sweet little blocks. Your colors are gorgeous. Warm and inviting.

WIPPYSPLACE said...

gratifying?? OH YEA!! we were waiting for a house to be built, 3 yrs ago--I had no room to sew at SIL's but I managed to get a top done-I had it quilted recently and tonight I begin hand-stitching the binding! That is if I can stand to have all that on my lap! it is 108 here and I am sitting under fan and air and getting ready to cut a top out! I love the little 24 inch -- I am a star lover! :o) THANKS for sharing!