Friday, September 7, 2012

BEASTY'S BINDING - TaDah, another OPAM finish!

Today the Quilt-As-You-Go Crazy9Patch finally got her [his?] binding completed.  I'm not sure how or why, but this quilt acquired the nickname of  "Beasty."  Poor thing.  He/she really needs a better name - do you have any ideas?
QAYG Crazy9Patch: the back
I decided to do all of the binding by machine. First I tried a straight stitch of 2.75 length -- looked nice on the front, not so much on the back. Insert a little Frog-Stitching

Then I tried a very small zig-zag with a 1.5 width & a 2.0 length. This stitching went on the very edge of the fold -- mostly. lol. It's acceptable on the back.  Each corner will have a tack stitch or two to maintain the miter. This is not a show quilt, just something my family lovingly calls a "drag rag." It will probably take many trips to the washing machine during its lifetime, so the zigzag ought to help the binding stay where I put it. [Picture below, right.]

QAYG Crazy9Patch - the front
I quilted and assembled it using a Quilt As You Go method. This was an opportunity to vary the backing fabrics from block to block. And, it used up a bunch of small and odd bits of stash. [please see pic above, top]. I think I like the back better than the front.

Front Corner binding closeup

Well, that's what I've been up to the last few days. Finishing this quilt that measures 60 X 76. Not too big, and not too small... "just right," as Goldilocks would say.  What are you up to today/this weekend??

Until next time. . . I plan to go cut up some fabric. How about you?

Quilty Hugs,

My Plant-Based nutrition plan has been modified to include additional protein such as eggwhites, occasional small servings of certain fish and chicken breast. Today's salad has: Romaine lettuce, diced tomatoe, red & yellow bell peppers, then a sprinkling of Nutrional Yeast, 2 T of salsa and 1/2C of EggBeaters cooked like an omlet, rolled up and served on top. It was yummy. Desert was a small fresh nectarine.
Menu Fun: Fresh Salad + EggWhite Omlet


Sheila said...

Love those quilt as you go ideas. Did a pretty batik table runner last week. Pretty plate of vegetables!!!

sew.darn.quilt said...

Since you like one side and not so much the other how about
Beauty and the Beast? =D
I think it looks cosy and that your family will snuggle under this quilt makes it a keeper.
Finished the binding on my little spool wallhanging, and finished up a thread catcher + worked on my September DQS.

Pat from Florida said...

Another OPAM finish! Yeah! Good for you. You're way ahead of me!

scraphappy said...

Poor Beasty, such a name! Still, if that is the name he has earned, it would be a shame to change it now. Love your backing fabrics, such a great way to use up odd bits.

LuAnn said...

That's a great quilt Cyn, and the back is as great as the front. I really need to try machine sewing down my bindings. Your salad looks tasty, too.

Cattinka said...

Aren´t you proud of your work now that the quilt is done? Well, I am proud of you!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Your quilt looks beautiful Cyn and your binding looks wonderful! Congrats on getting the "upgrade" in your diet! Looks fantastic and it has been awhile since you had those additions! It must be working!

Emily said...

Gratz on the finish! Way to go you :-) Lovely quilt!