Monday, September 20, 2021

Working On a Finish

It's always exciting to get a quilt back from the quilter.  One more project almost finished and off the to do list.  But there's still a few steps to complete between pulling it out of the shipping box and taking that last stitch in the binding.  

One goal for this weekend was to finish those pre-binding steps so I could focus on finishing up the Morewood Mystery quilt this next week.  I remembered to do finish step1 just before I went to bed on Saturday.  I printed out the label, soaked it, and let it dry overnight. Sunday I added the borders. 

I still need to turn under and press the top and left side borders, but that won't take long.  Other than that, the label is ready to sew on with the binding. The Scientist in Training suggested the name. She thought the square in a square blocks with the HSTs, next to them looked like wrapped candies.  

Trimming off the excess batting and backing is not one of my favorite things to do. It's not hard, it's just awkward to fold and refold the quilt so it fits on the cutting table for trimming. 

Morewood Mystery by Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs

After that it's ready for the binding.

Which at the end of Sunday was still being stitched together over at the sewing machine.

I just need to sew the two halves of the binding strips together to finish that step.  I'm hoping to get that far tonight.  After that the binding still needs to be folded in half and pressed before stitching it to the front of the quilt.  That's the goal for this week. I'm hoping to get that done and make a start on hand stitching the binding to the back. That's my favorite part of the finishing process.  

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Preeti said...

The blues are so gorgeous. I am looking forward to the finish. Wrapped Sweets will be yummy :-)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love the blue - binding is always a favorite part of quilting for me - getting to the end and knowing the quilt will now be used

Bonnie said...

Can't wait to see the whole enchilada, so to speak. The fabrics you are teasing us with is wonderful. I laughed when you say sewing down the binding was your favorite part of finishing the quilt. Have at it girl...I'm either too lazy or my hands are not happy because I don't hand stitch binding anymore. Hope you have a lot of success on it this week.

Sara said...

That is such a gorgeous quilt using those fabrics. Wow!

Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

Hand stitching the binding to the back is my favorite part of the finishing process as well. I hope you get the binding prepped so that next weekend you can sew down the binding. Have a great week!

Jay said...

I'm swooning over those blues. Wonderful. I like getting to the binding, too. It signals the end of a project and gives me a sense of accomplishment. Looking forward to seeing the finished quilt.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That's going to be a gorgeous quilt, and you're almost there! I loved that peek at the corners showing all the borders. I love sewing binding, too - enjoy!