Monday, February 8, 2016

A Finished Quilt!

After a week of furiously quilting away on a 13 year old UFO, I finally have it finished.
I started this quilt so many years ago.  I made scrappy nine patches out of all the red fabric I had.  I chose to sash in black which really makes it pop.  
I tried a new (for me) binding method with a flange for the first time and I have to say I love it and will certainly be using it again in the future.  It is so easy to do.  Just requires sewing two strips of fabric together along the length of the binding.  The main fabric is cut at 1.5" and the flange at 1.3/4".  Yes, that is correct, the flange fabric is wider than the main fabric.  Press the seam to the main fabric and then press the binding in half.  Attach to the back of the quilt and then flip to the front and stitch it down in the ditch.  It definitely added a little something special to the quilt.
I am so pleased with how it turned out and so happy to be able to cross this one off the list.  I ran outside to get a few pictures before the snow arrives again today.  We had about a foot of snow on Friday and we are expecting more today.  I plan to stay warm indoors and head on up to the sewing room to pick my next top to quilt.


  1. Gorgeous Chantal, just goooorrrrgeous! Congrats on the finished. I haven't tried a binding with a flange yet but if you say it's easy, I will give it a try. I sure do love the way it pops on this quilt. Just perfect! ;^)

  2. The color combination of your quilt is striking. How gorgeous!

  3. Congratulation on this wonderful finish.
    The quilt looks so gorgeous.
    Greetings, Manuela

  4. I love the black sashing and the binding too! Your outdoor photo shoot is perfect! nice job my friend

  5. What a fantastic finish. Your quilt is a wonderful collections of the reds you had. I bet you might have more by now! The flange on the binding sure added a great accent to the black. Glad you can cross this quilt off your list and enjoy it.

  6. congrats on a great UFO finish. I love your photos outside. the colors really pop. I do love reds together so graphic and dynamic

  7. Congratulations on this beautiful finish. Such a pretty quilt.

  8. And what a great finish. Congratulations.