April Finish #2

Another April Finish


Yeah!  I quilted this quilt with a simple “loop-d-loop” and had most of the binding done before I taught “Sewing binding on by Machine” at a guild function.  You can see my tutorial HERE.  Many were surprised with my “don’t iron the binding in half” and clipping the corners.   One gal who finished quilting her quilt, added the binding to her quilt – without ironing it in half: she was a happy camper or should I say a happy “quilter.”  I then had to giggle when she apologized for wanting to sew the binding on by hand … that’s perfectly OK!

This quilt is a free pattern from Quiltville.com.   Scroll down to “Scrappy Bargello.”  I made this with 2 ½” strips.

A note about scrappy binding:  When you make your scrappy binding, be sure to have your scraps all different lengths (I like to use between 8″ and 17″).  If you use all the same lengths, when you come to join them at the finish, you may have a shorter strip and it will show up as the only one that is short.  Besides, with many short lengths, it is inevitable that a seam will show up at the corner when you want to do your 45 degree mitred corner.  If this happens, just cut the binding before you get to the corner, add in another piece or re-sew the cut pieces.

Last Week …

Image result for clipart smileThis quilt was featured at “Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland” blog.  In this week’s blog post she talks about how UFOs are born … something I know TONS about!


Tomorrow ….

Screen Shot 2018-04-14 at 7.59.59 AMThe New Quilter’s Blog Hop starts TOMORROW.  Be sure to come and see … and to visit some great blogs, see fantastic eye candy, and enter to win some give-aways!

PHD in 2018 Update

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Stash Report

The quilt above used 10 yards of fabric.  The placemats and hot pad (see HERE) used 2 yards.  Thats a total of 12 yards used this week!

Fabric Used this Week:    12  yards  
Fabric Used year to Date:  129.6  yards
Fabric Added this Week:     2  yards 
Fabric Added Year to Date: 16 yards
Net Fabric used for 2017:  103.6  yards 

Oops … I forgot that I bought 2 yards of grey fabric. But I’m still over the 100 yards!

I’ve used up over 100 yards from my stash … and it’s still April!!!!  YEAH!  Even the Simpsons are doing a Happy Dance!

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15 thoughts on “April Finish #2

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  2. great work, Gail! I did a bit of cutting more fabric after the workshop yesterday and got a bunch of sewing done today. Lots of pressing lined up for tomorrow!


    • Oh Valda … that’s dedication to a project – for sure! 🙂

      Now … I won’t be at the May guild meeting – but I will be there in June! I’d love to see your completed top then! (No pressure …) 🙂
      And you’ll have a “bigger” show & tell! (Your needle case was pretty cute!)

      Happy Quilting!


  3. You just made me see the light with scrappy binding…different lengths. It all makes since now. I usually do all the same lengths and end up with that pesky short one that sticks out like sore thumb. I will definitely be using this the next time I go scrappy. Congrats on your finish! Sometimes simple quick all over quilting is just what the quilt doctor ordered 🙂

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    • Thanks, Cynthia. If you follow Bonnie Hunter’s directions, you’ll find that it’s a super simple quilt to make!
      And, I LOVE your blog! Love the scrappy love that it provides! Happy Quilting! 🙂


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  5. Hi Gail,
    You are just crushing these UFOs! Fifteen FINISHED this year!! That is beyond fabulous – you have to be so proud of how you’re doing. I really love the quilt you finished earlier this month – it should be featured. You made me go look up the pattern and want to make one for myself. ~smile~ Roseanne


    • Thanks, Roseanne! I will be writing a post about it within the next couple of months … We did this as a mystery quilt with the guild. I should have pictures of 4 or 5 different ones made with the same pattern … just waiting until I have pics of all of them and then you’ll see my blog post! Happy Quilting! 🙂

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