Anyone that knows me, knows that I'm not one for hand stitching on binding (or anything else hand work for that matter). Not that I don't love the look, it's just not my thing. I think it's because I'm so slow at it, I know practice makes perfect.
However, Vanessa Goertzen with Lella Boutique has a very cute sew along for a Goody Goody Binding Kit that might just make me change the way I feel about hand binding. We're participating in a sew along sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop. If you would like to sew along with us, the full tutorial can be found at Lella Boutique's blog.
Here are the fabrics I have selected. All of them being Bonnie and Camille, mostly Daysail but I did pull out some favorites from the Vintage Modern line.
This is the exterior to my Goody Goody Binding Kit, it's one of my favorite prints from Vintage Modern. I love the colors and the floral design, definitely had to include this print!
I'm currently finished installing the zipper, Fat Quarter Shop has a great video with Vanessa featuring zipper installation. Swing back by tomorrow to see more progress! I do hope you'll join the sew along with us! If you make a Goody Goody Binding Kit you can tag it #goodygoodysewalong so we can all see what you're making too!
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There are so many lovely quilts that I wish I had time to make, but let's be real... there's not enough time in the day to make every quilt that I want to. Lucky for me we longarm, so I'm fortunate enough to be able to live through other peoples quilts. Emily recently brought in her quilt she made for her mom's birthday. (Lucky mom!)
The pattern is Firecracker by Thimble Blossoms.
The quilt turned out so nice and cheery, we quilted it with a feather design.
Now that I think about it, I'm not sure if it helps me seeing this beautiful quilt done or not, I now have a overwhelming urge to make one myself! Oh well for that theory...
Have you noticed Granny Squares are everywhere in the quilting world? I definitely have noticed, and I've been dying to make a block or two. So go figure, I had some scraps left over from a previous quilt (if there is one thing I can tell you about myself, it's that I hate to see my fabric scraps go to waste and sit in a dark closet all by their lonesome). So I made a block, and really loved how it turned out. So I kept at it and made this small baby quilt for some friends of ours.
The line is Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille.
Here's a close up of the embroidery. Charlee Ann such a sweet name that I had to put it in a fun whimsical font.
One of my favorite features of this quilt is using different color strips for the binding, no two strips are the same giving it such a playful feel. (Also goes back the fact I avoid putting anything in my scrap basket!)
One last picture... I used floppy daisy as the quilting design with a white thread to not take away from the quilt. I thought with the bright colors in the fabric the design was perfect. I hope little Charlee enjoy's her new quilt!
I've been on a Christmas kick lately, mostly for sewing, but I have even managed to pick up an early gift here or there when I run across something prefect for that perfect someone (Yay me, because for the last two years I have been completely and utterly last minute). So here is another finished project, the pattern is called Vintage Christmas by Thimble Blossoms.
This is a really, really easy pattern. It also goes together incredibly quick, the most time consuming part is choosing your fat quarters to use. Yep, I said fat quarters, this pattern is fat quarter friendly. I love patterns that are fat quarter friendly! I'm sure I'm not the only one that has a fat quarter stash, just waiting for the prefect project to come along... or am I? Nah.... can't be.
Here is my favorite block. The pattern has 12 different ornaments, I only chose four because I wanted a table runner for our naked kitchen table.
I used Vintage Modern by Bonnie and Camille, the pattern cover also features it nicely. We have four different fat quarter bundles of Vintage Modern that would work great with this pattern. I'm enjoying that it's not traditional Christmas fabric, the vintage look. I think it gives it a nice, fresh look.