The Making of a Quilt, part 3
My sis is flying through her quilt. Well, not quite flying. The quilting part slowed her down on Saturday..
We left it at step 10. Finish the borders. She was making a true piano key border, using white and black ribbon to mimic a keyboard. The lady she is making this for has had a music studio for years.
So let's start with
11. Attach the first two borders
12. Make the corner squares using applique and attach the other two borders
13 Check one last time for twisted corner squares or pieces out of line
It's easier to fix now than later.
13. Make backing and sandwich quilt
15. Make the binding
16. Sew on the binding on the back side, mitering corners.
19. Flip the binding over and sew from the front.
This "part three" encompassed two days - Saturday and Sunday afternoon/evening.
She started her quilt on Wed. and finished on Sunday evening. We took all of Friday "off" for being tourists and we've taken a few breaks here and there to check social media and post. I can see she's more or less addicted to her phone - but she's probably not as bad as the typical 20 year old! :) I told her to put her phone down and just focus on sewing - she'll get more done!
And there you have it - she's finished her quilt. We need to wash it and get a nice picture outside hanging on my line that my son and I hung.
She's going to have a hard time parting with this quilt!
We explained to my brother in law that this is a gift quilt for another lady. He looked a little incredulous - "Why don't you all just make yourself a quilt if you want one so badly?" he asked.
She joined this quilt exchange when in one Facebook group one lady was bemoaning the fact that she had never been given a quilt. A bunch of ladies said the same. They finally decided to form a new group and have an exchange. They were paired up and have until about Thanksgiving of this year to get their exchange quilt given. I was kind of worried that she wouldn't get hers done. I told her she needed to come over and make this quilt (among other things). So, when she came, we settled down and I couldn't relax until this was done!
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