Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bindings Galore


I mentioned in a previous post that my pile of unbound baby blankets was growing.  I had four at the time which were all quilted with the Q-matic on the Bernina Q24.


My pile doubled in size before I started on the bindings.


Two of the boy blankets (on the left) were quilted free-motion to try new types of thread.  Two were quilted with the Q-matic (on the right).  It took about half of the time to free-motion quilt them than for the computer to quilt them.  However, I can't free-motion quilt such cute lizards or such perfect squares and rectangles.  I definitely think that both types of quilting have their place.

I think there is a reason why I usually work on one quilt at a time.  Binding eight quilts at once wasn't nearly as much fun as quilting them!


I have already used the computerized boxy meander design on my nephew's quilt.  Hopefully life will get a little less crazy and I will have more time for blogging and playing in my studio.


XX,
Jasmine

10 comments:

  1. now that you have done enough stand up longarm quilting, as far as FMQ, which do you really like better, sit down or stand up. I have a sit down HQ, I like it for small project to large lap quilts but doing large quilts was a struggle. Can't make up my mind if I want to trade it in for stand up. Love your quilting and selection of binding colors!

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    1. Oh, that is still such a hard question. I am liking standing up to quilt more and more, but I still absolutely love my sit down. I plan on continuing to use both. We got the frame that is one foot shorter to save space, so if I have a really big quilt I would have to use my sit down. Ask me in another year what I think. ;) I suggest you go to a show and give some long arm machines a test drive.

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  2. Very pretty! I have discovered that very same thing about long arms - ending up with a pile of binding all at once certainly leaves something to be desired. ;) I love those lizards and the peek of your nephew's quilt looks great!

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  3. Your quilts are so cute! I have found that I'm doing two at a time recently. And at times I even find that I keep sewing tops and putting them on the rail, although I have got myself to stop this week. I'm getting caught up and the rail is getting cleared out. Glad you are enjoying the longarm!

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  4. Well done Jasmine. I just love your quilting. I have at least 12 quilt tops. I should get to work.
    These baby quilts turned out incredibly cute!

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  5. I am in the middle of some crazy life things myself. The quilts look great and congratulations for getting them all bound. I also love seeing your nephews quilt and look forward to more details on that finish. Take care!

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  6. Jasmine, you are amazing and such an inspiration to me! Love all of your designs!

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  7. Did you put yeast in your unbound baby quilts? That is what happened to my dough. Because of the yeast, it doubled in size :-D
    Love your quilting, as usual. Those critters are so cute. Wish you were closer and we could do a scrap exchange. Speaking of boy quilts, where are your quilt models. They are missed :-)
    Hugs,
    Preeti.

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  8. They look fantastic, and congrats on working your way through all those bindings! I know what yu mean it isn't much fun vbinding all those at one time. Been there done that!!

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  9. Great way to learn your new program. I was happily busy catching up on your blog this morning...as I searched for the perfect quilt of yours to highlight for this week's Tuesday Archives TWIN Quilts theme!

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