Binding On

Seating for Two is finished, except for hand-sewing the binding. Yesterday's quilting was limited to the remaining "shell" borders, and I was so happy that the sunrise/sunset motif I worked out fit perfectly. The bottom border was wider, and so I was able to fit the both the sunrise and the sunset there.

I realize that it's hard to see the stitching in that image. I'm hoping that this pencil drawing of the motif will make it easier to pick out.

Here's another image and it shows the swirl hook quilting in the blue sections as well.

 When I take it next to the living room windows, I get a little better contrast.

The side border was narrower, and so I fit only one row of suns there. Do you think it's the sunrise or the sunset? Kind of depends on where you're standing, doesn't it? Since the original photograph was taken on the west coast, I'm gonna say it's the sunset.

When those were finished, the quilting was finished, and it was ready for binding.

Here's how it looks from the back.

And now the binding is sewn on by machine and clipped for hand-sewing. I used the same blue from the top of the quilt for the binding.

That's where I'll pick it up this morning. It's so exciting to have this very nearly finished! It measures 38 x 47, and so I don't expect the hand sewing to take very long.

Today I'm getting my monthly pedicure, and then heading off to the grocery store, and so aside from some hand-sewing this morning, I don't know if I'll get anything else done in the sewing room today. If there's time, I want to make a block for the July Block Lotto, and I'd like to work on the next lesson for the free motion quilting sampler. This week's lesson is called "Tucking in the Baby". I'll say more about that when I've done my practice piece.

10 comments from clever and witty friends:

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Very nice. I found a book by the lady whose technique you used, at a thrift store a few weeks ago. I might try it one day.

Nellie Duclos said...

Love the backing fabric. I'm amazed at how much you get done everyday-you're a great role model to emulate!

Marlene said...

It looks great. I would say think of it as sunset as I imagine sitting in the chairs watching the sun setting.

Donna said...

It looks really nice....although I didn't see the approval from "the inspectors"!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Well done! Sunsets for sure - yeah, where are those inspectors? If I can remove a furkid from my quilt today - just might get the quilting finished.

Dana Gaffney said...

Yay! That turned out really beautiful, well done.

Auntiepatch said...

Beautiful work! Sunset for sure! And where are those purrpuseful inspectors? They must be laying down on/off the job!

Kathy H said...

I think of it as sunset, the more relaxing time of day. It turned out great. That was so much work that you put into it, but well worth it.

quiltzyx said...

Amazing job! Love all the quilting - and I agree, sunset it is.

Brown Family said...

Your quilting is beautiful!