It’s been too long!

Yes, I’m still sewing like a mad woman, but working on a few things that I can’t share just yet!

Today I finished a little quilt top that I started at the Bryce Winter Retreat that I went to this past February…  It measures appoximately 12 x 15 inches.

IMG_3035The pattern is by Carol Johnson…  She has a whole series of these landscape quilts.  I’ve always enjoyed her work!  I wanted to try this binding technique that has you use a phalange (however it’s spelled…  LOL!) sewn into 2 strips of binding.  It’s sewn onto the back of the quilt, pulled to the front and then top stitched in place.  It is machine bound…  You can see the thread holding it in place on the phalange.   I am going to stitch the corners in place by hand just to give it a little more form.

IMG_3038This is the one thing that I didn’t care for…  Where the start and finish join up.  Has anyone else done this technique and know how I can make it prettier?!  LOL!

I am a bit of a perfectionist…

Thanks for stopping by!!!

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14 Responses to “It’s been too long!”

  1. carla bynum Says:

    Hi!!!! Great to see you back!!!!! I love it!!!! I think it is wonderful!!!! I am of not help on the phlange!!!! But it took me a long long time to see it on the full picture!!!! Hope you have a great weekend!!!!

  2. Silvana Pereira Coutinho Says:

    Oh my, Ruthie! I am fascinated for landscape quilts too! Your work is gorgoeus!

  3. treadlemusic Says:

    Love your landscapes!!!! I’ve only seen this technique and not done it. I have some more mug rugs to do and may use this on them. I’ll let you know if I come up with a good joining/ending.

  4. soma1773 Says:

    It is really beautiful Ruth!! Glad to see you back :)

    -Soma

  5. wombatquilts Says:

    This mini quilt is gorgeous. Really really gorgeous.

  6. trkingmomoe Says:

    I liked the way you did the wood quilting. Thanks for sharing,

  7. utahoosier Says:

    Love your landscape. I’ve taken a number of classes from Carol. Love her landscapes!
    Here’s a nice tutorial on that binding method. Near the end she shows how to match them up nicely. Of course, it does take some practice.

    http://www.52quilts.com/2012/05/tuesday-tutorial-susies-magic-binding.html?spref=pi

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