Sunday, February 23, 2014

My first ruffled quilt!

I am on the home stretch today with Floribunda.  It is  not a large quilt, but it served it's purpose of ridding my stash of some floral fabric. I also was able to use up some wool batting pieces that were trimmed off other quilts.  So why not do something new and exciting when it came to finishing it.  I have  never used a ruffler foot, so why not give it  a try.   After watching a you tube video on how to use it, I made what seems like yards and yards of ruffles.


I must say I am pleased at the results, and it was fun to do something different.  Although, it is a lot more work than a regular binding, but it is worth the effort. I have three sides of the backing turned under and stitched so hopefully today I can finish the final side.



 Then I will get out my hexie box. I need more background hexies to complete my six sided shape.  I had to undo one flower this week as I was off according to my map, so I didn't get as much done as I had hoped but it is coming along.

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  1. the ruffle looks good and yes I bet a bit harder than regular binding. I have done some unpicking with my hexies from time to time as well - it will look like it is in the right place - then after 5 minutes (or more!) of stitching you suddenly realize all is not right.

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    1. It is easy to get off sometimes. I can't say the ruffles are harder but they do take a bit more time. I guess i need to try a knife edge, which should be less work than a ruffle. I imagine your prairie points would be similar to adding a ruffle.

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  2. Carla, loving your ruffle on that quilt... tried prairie point edging on a table topper and I hope it NEVER gets turned to the back! lol But the front is lovely so I use it :) Your hexie project is coming along... guess you will be making more background ones :) Have a blessed rest of your weekend! Kathi

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    1. Yes, Kathi, I need more black hexies. Since I finished Floribunda they will be great evening project in front of the TV.

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  3. This is the first I have seen ruffled binding on a quilt. Love the bright color. It makes for a nice accent to the quilt. We all get off track now and then on our projects. The main thing is that we continue on to completion.

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    1. I am sure it has been done before, but since this is my garden quilt, to use when I sit on the terrace, I thought it would make a cute finish. When I saw the hot pink in the store I knew it was the right one.

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  4. Loving the ruffle on the quilt. Your hexie project is moving along well.

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    1. Thanks Deb! I think if I can figure out what color to make the background for the center medallion I can start the applique process. Decisions decisions!

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    1. Thanks Deb! I got the ruffler foot over ten years ago and played with it once. I need to use it more often. May have to add a ruffle to a purse or bag.

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  6. Great idea about the ruffle for this quilt. It will be very charming. Your hexies are growing. Have a wonderful week. hugs

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    1. Thank you Ivani! I agree it is just what this little quilt needed.

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  7. Such a fun idea for a quilt edge! Don't think I've ever seen this done before!

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    1. I saw an antique quilt finished this way once. It would be a great way to finish a baby quilt for a little girl too.

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  8. Love your hexie quilt, also your background choice of black.

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    1. I am happy with the black also. It really makes the colors pop!

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  9. Did I hear Ruffles? I need to learn that! Your hexis are beautiful!

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    1. Yes, ruffles work well, they would be especially perfect for a baby quilt.

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  10. My MIL used prairie points on all her quilts. I've never seen a quilt with a ruffle before ... very girlie, I'd think. ;-)

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    1. Yes, prairie points were quite popular in the midwest, but I have seen an anitque quilt or two that had ruffles. They are not my original idea but I think I may use them again on the right quilt.

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  11. your ruffle is fun and different - the red looks great on this quilt.
    your hexie projects is coming along!

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    1. Thanks Barb! Something a little different to get me thru this winter. Hexies are slow going but fun to do!

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  12. Yes Yes I LOVE ruffles. I used to make all the curtains and dust ruffles and ruffle things for my daughter. I flat wore out one ruffler foot and am on my second one.
    I agree it is more effort and time consuming BUT OH THE RESULTS!!
    You hurry up and get that other side sewn on so we can see!!!!

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    1. I still have a few hand quilting stitches to put in but I will try to do a post soon. I am really glad I added the ruffle to finish this one off, it is just what it needed.

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  13. The ruffle is a lovely accent on this quilt. Great idea!

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    1. Thanks, I agree it finished it nicely, thanks for stopping by

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  14. Your floral quilt is wonderful. How unique! I love the quilt and your ruffle...it finishes it off really nice. Absolutely lovely! And I, too, love hexies. Yours will be super!

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  15. It was a Bonnie Hunter quilt that she copied off of an antique quilt. It was a good way to use floral fabrics that were in my stash. Hers used yellow but I just used a green that I had in my stash. Thanks for stopping by.

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