I have been happily working away this week on my new nephews quilt! Benjamin was born last Sunday the 21st and I just happened to have a couple of really cute charm packs on hand.
|Modas Ten Little Things and Riley Blakes Scoot!|
After all the larger quilts that I have been making, it was really nice to make one pint sized!
I really like how these two lines blend together. These two collections feature owls, trucks, cars, trains, planes, helicopters, scooters, wagons and little circles that look like marbles. All types of little boys things.
For the backing, I used an adorable puppy dog print from Joann's.
And quilted in simple straight lines.
Somewhere along the way, I decided that I wanted to MACHINE bind this little quilt for extra durability. Now I almost always machine stitch binding to the front and hand stitch to the back, regardless of the size of the quilt or its intended purpose. But I hope that Benjamin will come to love this quilt and drag it around for years, so I decided to take the plunge and machine bind it. I was so nervous my hands were actually shaky. I kept thinking the Quilt Police were coming to get me!
I mean I actually looked over my shoulder a couple of times expecting to see these guys:
AND the theme music from Dragnet kept playing over and over in my head while I huddled over my little quilt anxiously attaching my binding.
I attached the binding to the BACK, then folded it to the front and just sewed a consistent stitch to attach it to the quilt.
What about you? Do you hand sew your bindings or machine sew them ? Do you ever feel guilty about machine binding?
Are there Quilt Police lurking around your neighborhood???
Thank yall so much for stopping by for a visit! Remember, tomorrow starts the last week of the
2013 New Blogger Blog Hop hosted by Beth at Plum and June .
Here is this weeks schedule:
Vicki @ A Quilter's Mission
RobinSue @ RobinSue Quilts
Elisa Lea @ Lovelea Designs
Elizabeth @ In The Boon Docks
Jenny @ A Note To Follow Sew
Lorna @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Sonia @ Fabric & Flowers
Emily @ Sew E.T.Em @ Sewing by Moonlight
I hope you have enjoyed yourself this week and were able to play around with a little fabric and
And I hope you have a guilt free, quilty kind of day!
Linking up with the following fabulous linky parties
Needle and Thread Thursday
TGIFF at What A Hoot
Finish It Up Friday
And Can I Get A Whoop, Whoop?
Go ahead, check them out! They are fun and a great way to meet new bloggers!
I would like to give a warm welcome to two of my latest followers;
Esther at ipatchandquilt
JB at A Note to Follow Sew
I am so glad to have you guys plowing along with me! xo jan