June 1, 2011

The Picnic Quilt!

Here's the picture that accidentally got deleted from my last post. Angie's quilt was made mostly from scraps that I had in these two great colors. I used a Pie Plate Pattern, called Floating Square. You know if I can put this thing together in a day and get it to the quilter the next it's super simple to put together. I did cheat a little, I guess if you call binding it by my machine, cheating! My favorite after the quilt is done and back from the quilter is the binding, and I usally hand bind everything, but one, I was running out of time and two I thought if this was going to be used as a picnic quilt I wanted it good and sturdy. So what are your feelings on machine vs. hand binding? Did I cheat? Have a happy sew day, Shannon


LiahonaGirl said...

For a quilt that's going to get some good use, I think machine binding is a great option. Binding isn't my favorite step in the quilt, but I have a great arrangement with my mom -- I do the machine part of the binding and she does the hand-sewing part.

Yvonne said...

This quilt really is made for Angie everyone can tell!
I used to do it all by hand but lately I put the binding on the quilt by machine and than handstitched it. Tried to do it all by machine but it turned out so ugly that I will have to practice for a long, long time I am afraid......