Sunday, 18 November 2012

Not So Finished Edges, Yet!

Next week I'm doing a 2 part course at The City Quilter, Manhattan with the wonder teacher and quilter Christine Janove.


FINISHED EDGES
Concentrate on the fundamentals of how to make & attach straight grain & bias binding. 
Practice is done on small quilts or place mats that you bring to class. 
However, the edges of your quilt can be finished in more ways than just these two. 
There will be discussion & demos of facing, mock binding & more. 
Learn which to use for the best results.


So the class supply list arrived and I need to take along 4 quilted pieces approx 14" x 18" that can become place mats or muslin samples. I didn't need telling twice, I spent all day Saturday busy at the cutting mat and machine and here's the results.

Cut strips and a finished quilt top
I raided my scraps bag and used all the same fabrics that I used for my Juicebox Sofa Quilt which lives in my lounge.
I figured that if the quilt looks good in here then the place mats should look the same way.


I used the same fabrics in each place mat but in different colour/print order each time.
All 4 place mats are backed with Dear Stella - Doodle Paisley - Grey.


So they're all ready now for my class and I'll be binding them in a very dark midnight blue solid.
I'll share more photos with you when they're finished.


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30 comments:

  1. Chrissie, that Doodle Paisley is scrumptious!!! What fun this class will be! :)

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    1. I love doing any class with Christine Janove - I'd do the beginner's class all over again just to spend more time with her! She's a fab teacher and has so many tips and hints :)

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  2. The class seem to be interesting, can't wait to see your finish bindings.

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    1. Thanks Felicia, I really looking forward to it. I could do with learning to do something other than straight grain binding! :)

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  3. Super pretty. I love the random improv-i-ness and the beautiful colours and the fabulous backing. These are going to be really elegant when they're all finished. E

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    1. I'm glad you think they're 'improvi', that's just what I wanted - success! :)

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  4. Chrissie, these are just so lovely! You know I love that indigo feel! Interesting prints, pleasing neutral color scheme. They will look great bound in dark blue.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia, I do love this colourway yet it is such a departure from my usual 'in your face' brightness! :)

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  5. Really classy colours, and I love your juice box quilt.

    Looking forward to the next set of photographs.

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  6. These are lovely Chrissie! I especially love the Paisley. Your straight lines are very straight. What machine do you use? I am looking to upgrade shortly after Christmas...

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    1. Smashing that fabric isn't it Gertie? Don't get me started on my sewing machine or I'll have to tell you all about how she's the most fantastic sewing machine on the planet and that I'm totally in love with her! She's a Bernina 440QE and you can't help but sew well when you're using her. Bernina don't make this model anymore, they did a few upgrades and now she's called the 550QE - well worth the investment. If there's anything you'd like to know about her just email me :)

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  7. Sounds like an ideal class, look forward to reading all about it!

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    1. Looking forward to it. Really enjoyed your photos of Oxfordshire - a taste of home :)

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  8. Those placemats are so lovely Chrissie. I'm looking forward to reading about your class.

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  9. Really lovely cool colours on the placemats, the dark blue just adds that bit more colour. The paisley pattern looks good too.

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    1. Thanks Sue, the dark blue binding will give them a good strong finish too :)

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  10. They're beautiful! I'm looking forward to seeing them in person...but really looking forward to seeing you!

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    1. Hi Christine, looking forward to seeing you too and having more quilting fun! :)

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  11. Looking good already Chrissie - enjoy your class and I look forward to seeing the results.

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  12. Wow, these are wonderful! Love the fabrics, the design, and the channel quilting, all....

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    1. Thanks Helen, these might have to be my show and tell at the next meeting as the only other thing I seem to have been making this month is individual blocks for others! :)

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  13. I just love the color combinations. Enjoy the class. It does sound like a great one.

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    1. Thanks Michele, the class will be fun and I know I'll pick up lots of tips besides :)

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  14. Love the colours of your place mat. They would go really well with my bedroom curtains. Great choice of colours :-)

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    1. Thanks Freddie, your bedroom must look great then and these colours are so calming :)

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  15. Looks gorgeous Chrissie. Love the colours.

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