Monday, May 1, 2017

And miles to bind before I sleep

The quilting is finished!  The quilting is finished!

Straight lines for the win!


With some moderate changes of direction in the cornerstones.


And just plain lines for the borders, spaced 1" apart.  (I marked one with chalk pencil.  Then I got smarter and got some painter's tape.  Much easier, faster, and straighter!)


Round and round I went.

I found the most glorious perfect print possible to use for the binding.


It echoes the blues in the body of the quilt and the cornerstones, and pulls blue out to the edge.  I love it!

Now I'm trudging along with the hand stitching part of the festivities, which I always enjoy.  Binding is peaceful work!

Next photo will be the finished quilt.

Back to my stitching!

14 comments:

Libby in TN said...

Woohoo, a finish!

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I knew you could do it!!!!
I always like the binding part - I put on a good movie, gather the blanket in my lap and just sew, sew, sew!

Cathy said...

Oh my! Seems like only yesterday you started Twinkling. Can't wait to see the whole thing.

Chantal L. said...

Whoopy!! Congratulations on finishing the quilting. Yes, please! post more photos. Tons of photos because I love this quilt and it will probably be the last time I see it so, don't be shy. :^D Love the quilting in the corner stones. Great job! Kudos to you for wrestling with this huge quilt on a domestic machine. ;^)

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Those simple lines accentuate the pattern so nicely. Cannot wait to see it all finished!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Hooray for finishing the quilting! That always seems like such an accomplishment! I'm looking forward to seeing your finished quilt.

audrey said...

Ahh.. it feels so good to get to the binding stage!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I love using painter's tape for long straight stitching lines. Enjoy the binding time!

MissPat said...

Congrats on finishing the quilting on your twinkle blocks. I'm one of those people who prefers to hand sew down the binding. I find it soothing. So I don't understand why I can't get into hand applique. Can't wait to see the finish. Then you can get back to your many RSC projects.
Pat

Vic in NH said...

Marvelous quilt and your binding choice is just perfect! win, win, indeed!

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Nearly there, very exciting! I'm looking forward to more pics...

Kate said...

It's always so exciting to turn that last corner on the binding and know that a finish is imminent. Enjoy the process. Looking forward to seeing the finish.

Mystic Quilter said...

Doesn't it feel good when the end is in sight!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Yay! It's always such a feeling of relief to get a quilt finished (at least for me!). I always forget about using tape for straight lines--good call!