Sunday, February 8, 2015

Machine quilting and Hand binding.

I spent some time this week machine quilting the Down on the Farm baby quilt.  Organic quilting is quite easy when I use my walking foot...I was about half way done when I realized I had forgotten to put the walking foot on my machine.  I had really been struggling with the quilting and could not figure out why it was so hard!  It went much better once I changed to the proper foot!!!

I think that chicken fabric is my favourite!

I used three different colours of thread for this quilt. The centre section is quilted with orange. I used green thread on the right third and blue thread on the left third.  (I need to buy more orange thread!)

I had some black and white stripes for the binding.

I made the binding and machine sewed it on last night (with my walking foot!).

I got about half way around the quilt with the hand sewing part and hope to finish it off today. 

As you can see, the backing is bright orange. I inserted some leftover fabric into the backing to make it interesting. I will show the completed quilt in a future post.

Christine bought me this fan/Frisbee!  Don't you all agree???

I went for a walk outside yesterday and took this picture.

Happy Slow Sunday Stitching!


  1. I love the striped binding on your pretty and colorful quilt. I love the Frisbee too. I totally agree with that sentiment.

  2. A question? why is the wavy line machine quilting called "organic" I have seen that on several blogs and wonder why - you say you do it with your walking foot so you just kind of move your quilt a little as you sew your line no following any certain width?

  3. I love using striped fabrics for bindings! It will lookd great on that cute little quilt. I just bought a walking foot for my machine and started machine quilting a few projects. I agree it is doable and I hope to use some wonky lines on my Go With The Flow project.

  4. A great idea to use different colours of threads... so much more fun to quilt!
    Enjoy the binding today!

  5. Pretty quilt and the stripped binding sets it off! It is easier with a walking foot!!

  6. I love this quilt...such happy bright colors! A walking foot is the next thing on my list of things to buy...hopefully the striped binding I need to attach this weekend will go smoothly without it.

  7. Love the binding fabric. Such a fun quilt.

  8. Great quilt and a fab choice of binding - I love hand stitching it down too :)

  9. Isn't it great how things work better when we use the right feet?! lol
    Love the black and white binidng. Oh and how I could've use that fan last night!!!

  10. Adorable, cheerful quilt. Love the favorite part of quilt making.

  11. Hope to see it at guild on Thursday!