Sunday, March 8, 2015

Time for binding!

Even though I lost that hour of time this weekend as we turned our clocks ahead, I was able to fit in the final big stitches  to finish my RSC 2014 Pickle Dish quilt.  I usually name my quilts but this one just remains my pickle dish.  I am very pleased with how the big stitching on this turned out. It is such a graphic quilt and the big stitching just emphasizes it.  The backing on this quilt was a piece of fabric that my mom treasured for years.  She grew up in Austria and lived thru WW2 and lived a very frugal life.  It reminds me of a head scarf she used to wear.  It is a bit bohemian in my book and so I thought it really was a great fit as the backing to my pickle dish quilt.





To finish it off I added a  polka dot binding.  Now to add those final stitches to hold the binding down. I always enjoy those final stitches. A time to reflect the journey of making this quilt.  It definitely is a bit outside the norm for me.  But, it was fun to play with the bright fabrics and the bold graphic design in this quilt. Hopefully, I can then turn my attention to my TATW project. It has been a bit neglected and needs some attention. Working on round 15, each round taking a bit longer! It is fun to see how each round changes the quilt. I am using fabrics from my stash that just never seem to make it out of the closet, so the combinations are down right crazy.  Still, I am loving it more with each round. So I hope you will enjoy some slow stitches today and come join the other slow stitchers at Slow Stitching Sunday.

polka dot binding

backing fabric

Ready to start stitching!




42 comments:

  1. Everything about this quilt is wonderful! A real joy to look at.

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    1. Glad I did this challenge! It was out of my comfort zone and really a lot of fun

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  2. Really wonderful finish! Thanks for the eye candy!

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  3. Lovely!! Binding blitz for you this month!!

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    1. Yeah I need to get it in the wash this am! I can't believe this is my third finish of the year!

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  4. I think that backing fabric is perfect for your Pickle Dish! And knowing that it was your mom's is just icing on the cake. As is the polka dot binding. It all works together to create a fabulous quilt. I wish I were working on binding today, too, but I'll get it done by the end of the week and surprise T#3 with his finished quilt.

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    1. When I found this fabric at my mom's I just knew I had to use it on this quilt. You are so right about making it extra special. Now on to finishing that chevron! Looking forward to the final pictures of your log cabin!

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    1. Thanks Deb! It definitely was a fun one to make. A few blocks every month really made it doable.

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  6. Love all the texture in your Pickle Dish quilt Carla :) Love your polkadot binding too! Excellent idea! I can't wait to see your finished and washed shots!!! Kathi

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    1. It is going into the wash this am! Hopefully the sun will come out so I can get some good photos.

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  7. Such a beautiful quilt--love that Bohemian backing--it is just perfect for the reverse. Someday I WILL
    make a pickle dish...hugs, Julierose

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    1. I knew when I found it at my mom's that it was meant to be! It really makes this quilt much more special to me! Amazing how a piece of fabric can bring back those memories.

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  8. I love your pickle dish quilt. I have had that pattern for a while and now after seeing how beautiful and fun yours turned out , it needs to go back in the pile of wants for this year. I love that you have a piece of your mother in it. Very special. Thank you for sharing this with us.

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    1. Thanks Kathleen! It does make this quilt extra special! It is a fun pattern hope you enjoy making one as much as I have

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  9. Lovely quilt! I love this pattern! Nice polka dots too

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    1. Thanks! Different than my usual quilt but it was fun to make!

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  10. Beautifully done. Love the backing, especially the story that goes with it. Enjoy your slow stitching..

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    1. Thanks! I agree the backing is perfect and very special!

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  11. Binding already?!?! That went fast (for me.... LOL!)
    Enjoy your binding today!

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    1. This one is definitely not one of my usual heavily quilted quilts. But I love it just as much and that big stitching sure does speed things up

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  12. Love the large stitches, I think they suit the quilt style!!

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    1. I agree, those big stitches really worked well here! This quilt really called for those large stitches!

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  13. Beautiful! I love everything in this quilt, and I find the backing gorgeous!

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    1. I am so glad I was able to use this fabric It really makes this quilt special for me.

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  14. What a beautiful quilt you created! I can't believe how fast you got it done.... do you have more hours in your day than the rest of us? Happy stitching today.

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    1. Well this one has less stitching in than my usual work. It was fun and different for sure!

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  15. Gorgeous...the one that inspired mine!

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  16. Wow! That went very quickly! Amazing how that works with the big stitch.:) Wonderful stitching!

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    1. This is the first time I used perle 8 and the stitching goes really fast! I usually perle 16 and I make the stitches a bit smaller but this one really called for the perle 8

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  17. Great polka dots for the binding! Aren't the clips the best?

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    1. Yes I love those little clips and I think I will be adding some more polka dots to my stash

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  18. Congratulations on an eye catching quilt. That polka dot binding will just finish the edge perfectly, Nice choice.

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  19. Your pickle dish turned out so cute--love the black quilting and the polka dot binding is very fun!

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  20. It was delightful to read the journey of this quilt. What a special gift to have the fabric from your mom to use as the backing. It's an awesome quilt.

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    1. Thanks! I think this one is going to get dragged out a lot! It is great size for picnic or to cuddle on the couch! I am so glad I found the perfect place to enjoy that fabric!

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  21. Beautiful quilt; the polka dots really add sparkle. I love the Bohemian look and feel of the backing fabric. This really looks like a quilt that is meant to be treasured and loved!

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  22. Carla this is absolutely gorgeous! I just love the way you used colour, and what a great idea to for your mum's fabric, it will be like being snuggled up close to her every time you wrap yourself up in it :)

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