We had a fun-filled weekend...we rented a couple of ATV's and spent a few hours each day riding those around the Wyoming countryside. Saturday was a bit windy and cool, so we were chilled to the bone after the ride that day. Saturday night we went to a barn dance! It was so much fun...I wish I would have taken pictures. They had strings of white mini lights strung in the rafters, hay bales around the walls to sit on, pumpkins everywhere...just a perfect setting. Also there was lots of good music and dancing. :)
Sunday was a bit warmer when we went out riding. I only went out part of the day, then hubby found a buddy to go back out with him later in the day. That meant I had some time in my sewing room!
A couple weeks ago, I found out I needed a quickie baby quilt. (I have a few "boy" tops ready to go, but they know this is a girl!) I picked up this FQ bundle at JoAnn's...and with a coupon, it was a price too good to pass up. The quality is decent too.
One day last week (I've already forgotten), I assembled the top using the Yellow Brick Road pattern. This has got to be the fastest quilt top ever! It only takes 6 FQs and I think I cut and sewed the top in about 2 hours.
Then Friday (I think), I quilted it up! The colors do not translate well in these pictures...that pink and green does not look like that in real life. LOL I could not get a good picture!
I love this quilting design called "Whole Lotta Love."
Then Sunday, I decided to tackle the binding...and try something I have never done before: Sew the binding on by machine! I know everyone has their preferred method of finishing the binding, and I have mine as well. But I just have always wanted to try machine binding...especially for kids quilts or donation quilts that might get a lot more wear and tear. Judy at Patchwork Times has a great video explaining her technique and that's pretty much the method I used.
I thought the results were pretty good...I'm sure the more I practice, the better it'll look.
One thing I really didn't like, was that it seemed to make the edges a bit wavy...
If you look at my pre-binding photo again...the edges are not wavy. Anyone know if I did something to make this happen?
All in all, I'm happy with it....I'm sure I'll stick to my usual hand method of tacking the back of the binding down for most of my quilts, but this is definitely an option for other quilts in the future!