Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June ALYOF: Bound!

When I posted my ALYOF goal for June, I was trying to decide between the reddish Kaffe stripe I had originally picked out to bind my new bed quilt and the greenish version. I bought the greenish version and waited patiently for it to arrive (about June 16th...half the month gone!). And guess what? I didn't like it as much as the red. I really like the contrast of the red against the periwinkle side of the quilt, and I like how the binding is similar in value to the brown, so it's more subtle on the busier side of the quilt.
So now I have 1 yard of a greenish Kaffe stripe. Darn. I guess I'll have to figure out some way to use it...

So life got in the way, as it often does, and I machine stitched the binding to the quilt top last night (June 29). Leaving me--yep--one day to hand sew the binding to the back side of the quilt. 

Guess what I did today? 

Actually, it worked out really well. My babysitter had to leave early, and the two bigger boys were riding bikes while the little guy hung out with me. We've had a fairly cool June here in Michigan, so having the edge of a quilt resting on my legs wasn't too hot (note to self for next time though--don't bind queen-size quilts in summer!). 

Here is my sewing buddy, who mostly sat and filled his face while I stitched. He and I are both sitting on my first quilt ever, which is our outdoor quilt.

I had to take a picture when I got to this point. How can you not smile at these colors and fabrics? I also fell in love with the quilting all over again. Can't wait to put this on my bed!

Thrilled to have this done--this is one of those things that could have sat for quite a while, waiting to be finished, but it's D-O-N-E!!!


  1. Got to love anything Kaffe.

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  3. Such a nice bed sheet it is. You can also check out camp bed which is more comfortable and made for outdoor use.