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Friday, August 31, 2012

Binding my Beyond the Cherry Trees

After saying I wasn't going to work on this quilt because it is SOoooo heavy and big and the weather has been SOoooo hot this summer (100 degrees), you would think I would have chosen a cooler day to work on it  (it's only been 95 degrees today). Well, I guess when you get the urge to get into the quilt room and that quilt has been calling your name, you do what you have to do.  


I decided to put the binding on my quilt. 

So, now it is machine stitched on, trimmed and the binding clips are on (one side at least)

 

So, if I can stand the heat, I am going to start hand stitching this baby down.  

I used Superior Threads Masterpiece thread that was in a box of neutrals by Alex Anderson.  It worked great in the machine and now I am going to see how well it works with my hand stitching.  I have never used this thread and picked up this set at the Grand Rapids AQS quilt show last weekend, so I am really interested on how well it works.  I am sure many of you have used it, but I will give you my opinion once I am done.  

Hope to get a sleeve on and a label on real soon and then I will be sending out applications for quilt shows.  Keeping my fingers crossed that someone wants it for their show.  We'll see. 





6 comments:

  1. How exciting!! Jan taught me this trick -- put the quilt up on a card table in front of you to hold it off your lap while your stitching. Then your binding will be done!! It's beautiful.

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  2. Know your Cherry Tree quilt will be the star of any show that displays it!
    Silly me - brought mine along thinking some hand quilting could get done - where was my brain? Too busy enjoying the mountains - oh well - we are almost home & winter is just sround the bend

    Used the Frosted Donut threads that Superior/Masterpiece put together - for alot of my applique - nice threads & great colors.

    Happy stitching!

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  3. Your BBCT looks beautiful! I love the gentle rounded corners - very nice

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  4. Oh Wow, Congratulations on nearly finishing this lovely quilt.
    Like Barb, I really like the gently rounded corners.
    I'll be looking for at quilt shows :0)....good luck!

    Happy Sewing

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  5. It's a gorgeous quilt - It will be accepted - thinking positive thoughts (-:

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