Fun in my fabric world....

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Spots and spotted!

As I have been sharing ( and am secretly thrilled about) I have bound three quilts last week.
There are still a few more to go, but at least I have started. Now my poor finger needs to heal so that I can start again. Most people seem to enjoy hand stitching the binding down as it is the final step of their creative process...I was impressed! Then I thought...hmmm...send out some of my pile to those who "love" binding... evil laugh! But then I know that I could not "let go" of my creations...awfully control freak of me, but that is just the way I am...stop sniggering Chookyblue!
So here is a pic of Number 3...started at our sewing retreat at Nundle in July 2011...this was a great pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew...easy and I love the look of it. SB thinks they look like red clown noses...I like staring at it and seeing the different patterns which form. No borders, just spotty binding...with a very happy spotty dog as embellishment!
Feels like winter is approaching tonight...ANZAC day will be off to a chilly start tomorrow!
Cardygirl xx

25 comments:

Teresa said...

Another gorgeous quilt. My goodness you must have a huge hole in your finger now!!! I always end up with a very sore finger after binding, as I too, don't like thimbles.
It's quite cool here tonight too... Going to be very hard getting out of bed early in the morning!!!

Marg said...

Wow your finger must be so sore. What another fantastic finish. I love that pattern.
GSP, love!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Such a lovely finish xx

Chookyblue...... said...

LOL...........insert EVIL LOL...........your finger wouldn't be so sore if you did them as you got them quilted............slowly..........not 3 in one week............LOL.........more EVIL LOL..........he he he.........

Chookyblue...... said...

oh sorry forgot........love the quilt..........lol

Deb R - frog cottage said...

What a good girl you are!!!! I love this quilt too!!
Chooky does have an evil laugh hey lol

Heather said...

Looking good! I tend to procrastinate when it comes to adding the final borders so maybe I should just start making quilts without borders at all.

shez said...

lol,just laughing at chooky's comments.Lovely quilt Alison great colours and wow 3 finishes,well done,your starring.xx

Lynda said...

Beautiful Alison. I love those colours.

Mary said...

Your quilt is lovely! Very cheery! And 3 finished...that is progress indeed!!!!

AnitaS said...

Lovely quilt. You did a lot.

Nedra said...

A finish is always such a good feeling. I have that pattern, and keep hoping to get to it soon!

9patchnurse said...

I love that! And I know what you mean about looking at the different patterns. Your binding fabric is one of my favorites and I have sworn that the next time I see some in a store, I am going to buy the whole bolt! It's like a neutral for me, lol.

Stephanie said...

Spotty dog is the perfect quilt model for your pretty project.

Cheryl said...

Yes, a great finish!!!! If I lived close by I would glady do your bindings....I love doing bindings!!

Sue SA said...

Alison's Binding rather then Jim's Mowing? You could make your first million before Christmas!

Michelle @ the quilted tortoise said...

Love a spotty dog embellishment! Another gorgeous finish! Chilly Anzac day is right - perfect excuse not to leave the house and get some sewing done

Lorraine said...

Great pic!! I bought that pattern when I saw it on your blog and have made a baby quilt...perhaps I should think about doing some sewing today instead of spending all day so far on the computer! I didn't make the dawn service this year..... :( Am enjoying having a day at home though......sewing room here I come....!

Roseanne said...

Such a nice quilt. I love sewing the binding down my SIL often get me to sew her quilt down for her and she will quilt a quilt for me.

Miriam said...

Congratulations on your finishes. Three bound quilts on one week! No wonder your fingers are sore!
I hope they heal quickly.
(another control freak here too! Lol)

Cheryll said...

You ARE on a roll... fantastic effort especially with sore fingers! :)

Anthea said...

Ha, the dog looks to be claiming some ownership there! I can hear your fingers saying wearily... "thimble, thimble, th...imble"! x

suzitee said...

Oh WELL DONE you :) I am super impressed by your efforts...I hate sewing the binding on, so totally feel your pain! Anything with spots is good with me, too...LOL!
You are going to have a very impressive quilt pile.

Shiralee Stitches said...

This has turned out beautifully, Cardy......I fondly remember roaming Kerry's shop for the perfect fabrics for this quilt......doesn't it feel good to put that last stitch in the binding??.......well done....I love finishes, but I love starting a new project equally as much (that's why there are so many projects on-the-go at my place......lol....)

Shay said...

Loz sent me on over...

First off ...your quilt is gorgeous! Send your quilts to me , I dont mind binding them. (I used to hate it so I must getting senile )

Secondly , the reason Loz sent me on over is because of your GSP. I have two of them myself (one is about the size of a Shetland pony!)