The clouds were kind enough to part for a few hours so I could snap some pictures of my finished Rainy Days quilt 🙂 I thought I’d do a quick post on how I finished it up. Above is when I was binding it… I was able to use scraps from the quarter yard cuts to make up all the binding. When binding a quilt I use to throw the yards and yards of binding up and over both of my shoulders; however, now I suggest wrapping it around a ruler, or something (other than your neck), so you don’t get tangled up… death by binding would be a sad way to go.. :-}
Here it is on my quilting frame. If you follow my blog you’ll notice I like to post pictures of my quilts set up on the frame because it’s not something you get to see often. I got a few comments asking what my frame is and how it works. The frame I have is called the Imperial Quilting frame and is compatible with my sewing machine (i have a Pfaff Grand Quilter and love it!).
Basically, I can plop my sewing machine onto the frame and secure it onto a carriage that glides up and down the frame. Since the carriage can glide up and down the frame, it allows the sewing machine to easily maneuver over the quilt sandwich (which you don’t need to baste), as shown above. It’s not computerized quilting, as I still need to use the handle bars to guide the sewing machine. For those of you that don’t have a quilt frame and do all your quilting on a table top, I admire you! It’s something I just couldn’t get use to! Anyway, I promise to post a video soon of me using the frame so you can get an idea of how it really works. 🙂
As always, I quilted stipples. 🙂 I just can’t get myself to do anything other than stippling. I started with loopy-loops, but a split second later had a change of heart. :-p
And here it is, quilted and binded! 🙂 I’m really happy with how it turned out. Don’t forget to make one yourself, here’s the pattern!
Thanks for this post, Jera. I'm looking forward to seeing the video. I have a similar frame (but no room to set it up yet) and I'm always looking for tips and tutorials!
Quilt is lovely! Thnks for sharing about your frame, its interesting to see!
It's really lovely your quilt – I've printed the pattern.
Lovely quilt with some of my favorite fabrics!! 🙂 I would love a frame like that!! 🙂
Oh! You don't pin your binding first! I kind of like that idea… I might have to try it, I always end up having to adjust things when I pin anyway…
I love this quilt. That fabric is fantastic, and just so perfect for this gray rainy Seattle area!
Awesome, it's beautiful!
I am really looking forward to your video of using the frame. I DO have the room, but currently haven't got the money for a quilting frame, although I am going to start saving for one, so seeing one in use would be great. Love the quilt too, it looks really fresh and pretty.
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