Saturday, January 29, 2011

Linus Quilt. Streak of Sunshine


I've NEVER had problems with binding, that is, the sewing the two ends together, and had no qualms about trying a new method -- the one where you overlap the two ends, the same about as the width of your binding -- LOL -- a slight mistake -- I twisted it, but I DID like the method.

Next time I will quilt it in the ditch, or diagonally. I did swirly balloons, (one circle inside another) and am not thrilled but... it's done.

This "Streak of Sunshine" from quiltville.com, is simple, quick, and effective. I've had that purple quilt-y fabric for years -- LOVED it, but could never think of how to use it.
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, that backing! Looks like 60ish fabric, doesn't it?

8 comments:

Nancy said...

Cute quilt and a clever name, especially with the streaks of sunshine in the photos.

~Joan said...

I used a similar quilting pattern on a super large pillow (about 26" square) for those who had to sit on the floor way back when. I called it the "I Love You" pattern because the design looked like stuffed olives. Olive-you!!

~Joan

Kate said...

Hey Elaine - very cute quilt, and perfect for Linus!

I twist my bindings about half the time!! Starting to think ripping and resewing is just part of the process!!!

Lynn said...

Quilt turned out very cute and the purple will thrill some little girl I am sure.

Joyce said...

I usually do that kind of join in my binding. The twist doesn't help at all. Lol.

Wonky Girl said...

I always struggle to join binding that way. But your quilt turned out so cute, front and back both!

julieQ said...

I have twisted my bindings several times!!! OH well...I sure like your new quilt...very fun!

Helen in the UK said...

Looks great to me - both quilt and quilting! Fast, fun and off to give someone a 'hug' ... can't ask for much more than that :)