Fun in my fabric world....

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bind-a-phobia under control!

The true extent of my binding aversion was a source of hilarity at Nundle. And, yes, there are quite a few quilts waiting for their bindings to be hand stitched down. I am Cardy and I am bind-a-phobic (read plain lazy)!Dear Loz offered to stitch them down and their were loud cries of "...but that is the easy bit". But...still I procrastinated! So in that spare five minutes I struggle to find, I counted them...my "almost done" Hall of Shame! OMG...there were 5 bed quilts and 6 baby ones...eeek!
 Well, you will be pleased to know that the largest is done, as is another and a third will be finished whilst watching Whitechapel tonight. I have a decent hole in my finger (I hate thimbles) but I do feel better about myself. Not overly stressed about the baby ones but will get to them in good time.
Here is my MO BOM finally complete...I will try to get a pre dusk pic tomorrow as it looks a bit dull in the twilight. It is pretty, but I have never fallen back in love with her after our big fall out last year (or was it the year before?????). But she will be happy on the bed in DD's room ...the cat already loves her!
Lastly, here is my name tag from Nundle...Kerry asked us to make a nametag...great to see them all...I was lucky enough to win a Homespun subscription for my effort!
Back tomorrow with some BOUND quilt pics!
 Cardygirl xx

33 comments:

shez said...

Alison that quilt is awesome i love the colours in it,and how clever is that name tag,well done.xx

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous quilt Cardy...and the name tag....love it...go girl...

Cathy said...

Lovely photo of you Cardy!! Hey great job on finishing your BOM, it looks fabulous! And for finishing its binding!! What a beautiful quilt and gorgeous nametag. xo

simplestitches said...

love that quilt!
and your name tag is lovely...very you I think!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I love your quilt and name tag. I actually look forward to stitching the binding on!!!!

Gingerpatch said...

Quilt looks beautiful. Good to see the binding on. Want to do mine?

Leanne said...

Love the BOM. Glad to see that you are getting all your bindings done. I gave up on hand stitching my bindings over years ago. I only stitch them over on the machine. It's so quick...
Happy Quilting...

broderie said...

Oh what a feeling Alison ! You are probably like me and love the creative part, but hand sewing that last bit of binding on is very satisfying and it is finished ! Whoo hoo !

Jan said...

Wow Alison ,now that is awsome lucky DD ,is the Whitechapel ,about the ripper murders here in the UK ,I enjoy those too ,gruesome though ,still an unsolved mystery,love you name plaque ...love Jan xx PS Did you see I have been posting again xx

sunny said...

Beautiful quilt! and I love your nametag. When I first started quilting, I had a stack of quilts waiting for binding. When I finally started working on them, I discovered that I LOVE that part. It's just so satisfying. I did have to give in and find the perfect thimble, though. Good Lulck!

Siobhán said...

That quilt is beautiful!! I love that nametag, too.

I have to admit, basting and binding are two of the things that I just hate about quilting. I need to get better at it. I find no irony in typing that while there is a quilt 10+ years old on my bed with only 3/4 of the binding finished on it... ahem...

Maree: said...

Your MO Quilt is Lovely..only a handful if that are finished so Well Done..Mine don't even Go There!
Great Job on getting some Bindings done Lovely Piccie of You too looking all Cosy while Stitching..
Congrats Again on your Nametag it was Gorgeous..
Happy Stitching..

gracie said...

I agree with the kitty...it is lovely!

Fiona said...

What a pretty quilt.... definitely need some interesting viewing whilst binding.... great nametag and what a great prize for it...
Happy weekend binding
Hugz

Jackie said...

Too funny! I am still binding my husband's quilt from Christmas. But I do tend to like the binding process. And your lap looks like mine. My cats must sit on me on the quilt while I am binding. Glad you are working away to get them finished up. You will be glad!

Anita said...

I hate binding too, but you win, you have more unbinded quilts LOL
Love the one you finished!!

gisèle said...

votre courtepointe est très jolie, ma chatte fait la même chose que je travail dans mon fauteuil.

Heather said...

Love that quilt and I'm sure you are happy to have it finished. I LOVE handstitching the binding on quilts. Wish I lived close, I would give you a hand!

Quilter Kathy said...

Binding is my favorite part!! Love your nametag!!

diegoagogo said...

Isn't it funny how certain aspects just don't float our boats??
I love the fabric choosing, love the putting together (generally), not so fussed about the quilting part, more than happy to send them out but LOVE hand sewing the bindings!!
Well done you for facing the beast!
I also have finished quilts that I think, meh! Maybe it will grow on you??
Cheers
Lush
London, Uk

Cheryl said...

Your quilt is beautiful!!! Love the BOM...such a wonderful name tag too!

Chocolate Cat said...

So proud of you! I love the quilt but do understand it doesnt hold the same place in your heart anymore, I have one like that , it may never be finished!!!! That is a gorgeous photo of you and the cat!

Bird on the Border said...

Its always a good feeling to finish things you have been putting off. Well done Cardy! The quilt looks great. I think I hate borders the most.
Looks like a great time at the show as well.

Sue SA said...

Congratulations on overcoming your dislike of binding to tackle that pile! For me its cutting, but the lure of a new project helps with motivation. At our charity group we are lucky to have a ladies who line up to hand stitch our bindings down! I think its one of those things you could easily outsource...except that Loz lives a bit far away! Great name tag, what a cool idea for a competition!

Marg said...

Love the BOM quilt, congratulations on working your way through the quilts. I don't mind hand sewing the binding, it's nice to do while watching tv.
Lovely name tag.

Adele said...

Now that I have seen your quilt all quilted and bound...I am now going to get mine out of the hatbox and try to fix the problems that we had with this quilt.

It looks lovely :)

Lorraine said...

You are the ninja master of binding! I am proud of you....perfect weather for sitting with a quilt over ones knees stitching bindings....now if only I had anything finished that I could stitch a binding too!! My name is Loz and I am a procrastinator!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish. Binding are not my favorite part either so when the pile gets out of control I have a binding attachment day then have projects to work on in the evenings. Great Winter projects. Looks like your kitty approves.

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG are you sure you have finished that many..........well done.........

Teresa said...

I love that photo of you (under) and your cat (on) the quilt. My cats always sit on my lap on top of the quilts when I bind them too. Then you have to keep moving them around so you can keep stitching. love your name tag... very cool!

9patchnurse said...

So it looks like you've figured out why we all like binding. It's so nice to snuggle under the quilts with a kitty on top. A good TV show or movie, a hot drink and you're set. And I love love love your name tag. How big is it and how did you make the tiny dresdens?

DAWNIE said...

oh no wonder you couldnt be distracted this time. Your lovely puddy looks so comfy. Perrrrrrfect way to make a finish.

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

So nice to see you are sitting if only for 5 minutes to get some binding done !!!