The best thing about unexpected time off from work is, a lot of quilts get finished! This week, I bound two.
The first one is winging its way to Idaho. A former classmate needs a heart transplant, and this quilt will be raffled at my class reunion next month to raise money for the surgery.
This was a fun quilt to make, started in a class at Sew-ciety in Castle Rock. The pattern is Dash in a Box from Quilter's Dream. Here is the post where I introduced this quilt -- in 2013!
I bound it using Susie's Magic Binding, with orange as the main color and bright blue as the accent. Thank you to all the staff at Ruth's Stitchery for helping me decide on binding colors!
The second finish is the September Jelly Roll Party sample for Ruth's Stitchery. The pattern is Leaf it to Me from Cozy Quilts. I loved the colors in Daniela's sample so much, I tried to copy them the best I could. I used a Hoffman Bali Pops in the "Nirvana" color for the leaves, and another Hoffman Bali batik for the purple borders.
The border on this one is "Jean's Genius Binding," which makes the quilt look like it has no binding at all. I love it!
Which reminds me, I'll be teaching both Susie's Magic Binding and Jean's Genius Binding at Ruth's next Saturday, August 20. If you're in the neighborhood, bring a ready-to-bind-quilt and we'll bind it that afternoon!
Back to work on my "Ugly Christmas Sweater" quilt. Winter is coming!
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