Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Last Minute Quilts

  This year has flown by! I can't believe it is almost Christmas again.
 I've been busy with a few last minute quilts. 
I quilted the first quilt for my dear friend Carolyn. This is a Christmas quilt with the cutest Christmas fabrics. My favorite fabric is the blue with white snowflakes. The backing is a cute green fabric with white dots.
 I also quilted  this scrappy Bow Tie quilt for Carolyn.

 Orange back goes nicely with the fabric.
My longarm and sewing machine decided both to get sick and took away all possibilities of  me sewing and quilting. I  got replacement parts for my longarm today and I just got my sewing machine serviced right in time to finish the binding on Carrie's t-shirt quilt.  
 I quilted Carrie's t-shirt quilt just before my long arm caught the flu. 
For her daughter, she used light pink sashings and darker pink cornerstones.
 "Steam-a-seam"  is such a great help when you run out of time and have to finish a binding quickly. I press the "Steam-a-seam"  on the folded edge of the binding. 
Now I sew the binding on the right side of the quilt with the "Steam-a-seam" facing upwards.
Peel the paper part of the "steam-a-seam" off and press the binding on the back of the quilt. I found for me it was easier to sew the binding down with the right side of the quilt facing up.
Finished binding with blue backing. I used the leftovers from the backing to make the binding.
This year I feel behind on my Christmas shopping because I'm only 90% done. How are you guys doing on your Christmas shopping?

I hope you all have a happy holiday break.

14 comments:

Vicki said...

I love the steam a seam tape for binding, too.

Ariane said...

These quilts are gorgeous! Glad your machines got over their bad flu. It's that time of year I guess.

Quilt Hollow said...

I'm loving the scrappy bow tie quilt fabrics!! It is a stunner!
Enjoy your holidays!!

Sarah Craig said...

Your quilts are gorgeous! I think I'm finally finished with my Christmas shopping, and just a tiny bit of sewing left to do.....

StitchinByTheLake said...

Hi Millie, we've already had Christmas with our children so I'm all done. :) I have lots more quilting on my mind though so I'm longing for some quiet, cold days to stay in and sew! blessings, marlene

Dena said...

Beautiful quilts! I especially like the t-shirt quilt. Great gifts.

Muddling Through said...

Beautiful quilts, once again, Millie, and your quilting is ALWAYS super! I really like that first quilt - there's just something about squares, lots of different kinds, that I like.

SewCalGal said...

Beautiful quilts, excellent quilting. I am going to give your binding tips a try. Your binding always looks perfect.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Linda said...

I love all the quilts. Your quilting is SO pretty. I hope I can machine quilt as beautifully as you soon! Thanks so much for the tutorial on binding!! I am really going to try that.

Huisvlyt said...

Fantastiese idee met die steam a seam vir binding. Waarom het ek nog nooit daaraan gedink nie?!
My kers aankope is darem al klaar. Het al twee maande terug manlief se goedjies gekoop (terwyl hy oorsee was), en het die ander mense se goedjies verlede week gekoop/gemaak. Dis nou net die kos voorberei. Siende dat ons 'n lieflike somer kersfees het, is die slaaie en gebraaide hoender op die spyskaart...
Geseende Kersfees vir jou en jou gesin!
Elzaan

searchfamilies said...

What lovely Quilts i used Steam a Steam for my binding but do it a bit different
Merry Christmas
Hugs Janice

Zlaty said...

Great quilts Millie! I hope your long arm feels better! :)

90% doesn't sound bad, you are almost there! I have to wrap my presents!

I wish you a very Merry Christmas Millie! Off to do some baking! ;)

SHEILA said...

Merry Christmas Millie. I love your blogging journal. Can you tell me more about Kim's Scrappity-do-dah quilt? Where I might get the pattern? Thank you. sfnichols@gmail.com

Quilter Kathy said...

Fabulous quilt show as always! I love the colours in Carolyn's quilt :)