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shellet
« on: February 04, 2010 11:50:06 PM »

It was my mums birthday back in January and I wanted to make her something special. She collects all things roosters and I had this rooster fabric for months and months with the idea to make her a quilt out of it.

I ended up having 4 days to get this finished due to other things going on and slackness on my behalf. It changed from a quilt to a 1 metre x 1 metre throw rug, and aside from the few places I made mistakes in, I'm very happy with how it turned out considering I completely winged it, and was half convinced it would look like Crayola threw up on it!

The best part of course is that she loved it too Smiley

I just stitched in the ditch for the quilting part, using a half cm batting inside. I attempted to hand stitch the binding down and was successful for the first half, then it got to 3am the morning I was going to see her, so I gave up and machine stitched the rest, luckily you can't really tell!

The initials you can see are for each member of our family.

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« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2010 03:27:24 AM »

looks great ....... so thoughtful....... I always dread the handstitching of the binding as well! Wink
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Taramor
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010 04:41:05 AM »

Beautiful colors - it looks great.
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vwbuggirlie
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2010 09:19:01 AM »

I used to hate handstitching the binding too but I recently found a great tutorial that not only made it go faster for me but also made my handstitched binding look better too.

http://sometimescrafter.blogspot.com/2008/02/sometimes-crafter-tutorials.html

I only really referred to part 3 but all parts of her tutorial were great!
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magicfan
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2010 02:03:45 PM »

I guess it's agreed. Your quilt is beautiful and everyone hates the handsewing part of binding.
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shellet
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010 10:26:05 PM »

Thanks everyone Smiley

As crazy as it is I'm kind of looking forward to my next hand binding job! Will definately have a read of that tutorial, thanks vwbugggirlie
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