Friday, January 17, 2014

Done & Done!

One more project crossed off the list!  Black sharpie...you are getting a work-out this month!  Whenever I get super overwhelmed, I make a list.  It gives me focus.  With so many projects that I want to make and my mind stuffed to the brim ~ I am finally able to start and complete some of those ideas.  
Case in point:

Eight striking red & black placemats.  Freshly washed, crinkled to perfection and ready for the table!  (really there are 8...I didn't take pictures of the other 4)  I wrote about them HERE.

Modern Improv
Ready, Set, Go!
I am currently in the process of hand sewing the bindings on this set.  Three more to go!



Its no secret that I love to sew on bindings by hand.  The finishing touch.  Final chapter.  

How about you?  Do you hand sew your bindings?  What is your favorite 'finish' to your projects? 

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18 comments :

  1. Beautiful Jayne! Love those reds.

    I love to hand sew my bindings too. It is one of my favorite steps in quilting!

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    1. Thank you Cynthia! I could sit and sew bindings on all day long!

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  2. These are beautiful...and would look great with my black and white tile floor. Love the red and black mix. Made a quilt several years ago with those colors. And, yes, I hand stitch all of my bindings. It is the only way I like to do it. This is my first visit to your blog so am tickled to see something that I like SO much. Happy Quilting. genie

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    1. Thank you so much! I love red and black! Such a classic!

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  3. I am a hand finisher for sure! It's so relaxing to do in front of a good movie!

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  4. Very nicely done! I love doing the binding as it means the end is near!!

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    1. Thank you and it sure does mean the end!

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  5. LOVE your placemats! I am a machine binder - for some reason the hand stuff really slows me down ;-)

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    1. I have never tried machine binding. I may one day, but for now I will keep doing it by hand!

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  6. Gorgeous placemats. The colours and design are so striking.

    Yes, I'm with you, I love handstitching my bindings, too. It's the last bit of handmade love I get to add to my quilts and I enjoy it.

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  7. Great colour combination! I have never handsewn a binding. I always machine-stitch it down :)

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  8. Gorgeous placemats! What a great design, and that color just pops! I love sewing binding on by hand. I've machine stitched two bindings and did NOT like it at all.

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    1. Thank you very much Christine. I'm afraid I would end up making it look awful. Hand sewing I trust!

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  9. beautiful placemats, love the black red. I'm a machine binder all the way, but seriously admire those who do the job by hand

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