Friday, October 10, 2014

Scrappy Rails

I decided to quilt a quick and easy squiggly line pattern on the rail fence blocks. The first step was a lot of scribbling on scrap paper to figure out how to make a continuous line design. I wanted to avoid quilting through lots of thick seams, and this is working great. It is giving a nice texture, and emphasizing the rail blocks.


Also, I have been digging through my basket of leftover binding ends to see if a binding could be pieced together using scraps.



I easily found enough darker bits to join together to make a binding long enough for this quilt. Now I just need to finish the quilting, join the bindings together, and attach it to the quilt. Then I will have a binding to sew for Slow Sunday Stitching. Do you think I will make it?

14 comments:

  1. How lovely.. Using what you got

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  2. perfect choice for quilting, keep going!!!! I haven't done a scrappy binding yet but ought to think about that for a scrappy quilt

    Kathie

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  3. looking good! This was a quick quilt, start to finish!

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  4. I know you will...you ARE the deadline girl!

    I am hoping to get a quilt machine quilted today so that I can join you with binding on Sunday. ;)

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  5. You will make it! Have fun quilting. Maybe I can get a little machine quilting in today and have a binding for Sunday too!

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  6. Of course you will make it!! I too am using what I got. Found the perfect backing for my Marcus quilt. Since I think it is more of a masculine quilt..the backing I found has whiskey labels. That with a black binding is perfect. Can't wait to see if you make it to Sunday!

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  7. I love your scrappy quilt and the stitching!

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  8. I am sure you will make it! Love scrappy bindings

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  9. Of course you'll make it. That quilt went together so fast then some rapid squiggly lines and some leftover binding stitched together in a blink of an eye, of course, you'll bind it really quick too. See ya on Slow Sunday Stitching with your finished quilt. ;^)

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  10. You've really made a lot of progress on this one. I think you'll have it ready for some slow stitching well before Sunday.

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  11. That's a good idea for the binding, that way you don't have to cut more!

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  12. Paper and pencil beat ripping out false starts! Remember that for quilter's rock-paper-scissors :). I love a scrappy binding!

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