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Monday, February 11, 2019

Another step Closer

I’m another step closer to the completion of Horse Quilt No2.  Yards and yards (or should that be metres?) of bright blue binding strips have been cut, stitched, pressed in half and wound onto a cardboard roll.

Plenty of binding prepared

The backing is finally completed too.  I don’t know what happened to my calculations but I had quite a few black and grey blocks left over.  At one stage I thought I had carefully worked out just how many I needed but I obviously made an error.  Never mind, surplus to requirements they may be, but they go very well on the back.  These blocks were edged with a strip of the blue fabric I had been using as sashing.  Then I used up all of my plain black fabric to surround the centre – still not wide enough.  Luckily I had some dark grey to add to the sides to bring it up to the correct size.

Backing for the horse quilt

As this is a big queen size quilt I will be taking it to get commercially quilted sometime – it’s much too big for me to handle.  I’ve done all I can at the moment with this project, so it is finally off my list.

11 comments:

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

you have been busy - it is hard to do a queen size on your domestic, I have done that size twice and very hard to do and all I did was straight lines

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny wow it looks fantastic ,I wouldn't be able to work out how many blocks I would need,I think you are marvellous being able to do that. Even though you had a few left over,well done my friend and I hope you have a lovely day xx

Michelle Ridgway said...

I am hopeless at working out what I need to make for quilts. It's looking great xx

Warm Quilts said...

How organized you are with your binding! Once it gets quilted, you'll be ready to go.

Jenny said...

I may have been quilting for ages, but I've only just worked out how much easier it is to have the binding prepared early. Then, once the quilt is quilted, the binding is all ready to go. THere would be nothing worse than using up the left over fabric in another project that should have been put aside for the binding!

Janice said...

Easy step certainly gets you closer to a finish. It won’t be long now.

Maria said...

Tha extra blocks have made a great backing... I agree , queen Sie is far too big to do under a domestic machine.....

Julierose said...

i get my bindings done ahead also--i like to use leftover binding pieces sewn together to make a scrappy one, too. Looking forward to seeing your finished horse quilt hugs, Julierose

Tired Teacher said...

I agree that preparing the binding after the top and backing are finished is a good idea not only because the fabric is readily available but also because the binding fold stays in place after it's been rolled and awaiting the quilting.

Judith Emery said...

Another project brilliantly done. Looking forward to seeing the finished article.
Judith nb Serena

Karen S said...

Well done getting the top finished and looking great. I agree when it comes to getting the larger quilts quilted professionally. They are far too hard to manage on your home machine.