Saturday, May 11, 2013

The exclamation at the end of the sentence....

that's how I describe hand sewing the binding 

onto a quilt.....

It is a labour of love 

as I get up close and personal 

with the fabrics, design and stitching again!


A sneak peek of some of the quilting..

So a finish is imminent...


as I enjoy the hand stitching 

of the binding of my "Ginger Kisses"....

indeed a labour of love!

Happy sewing...

SUZ

(Blogger is not playing nice today...can't load anymore photos!)


36 comments:

Suz said...

Gorgeous - love how it is turning out. If the binding is the exclamation mark, the quilting is the icing on the cake.

Mary said...

Exactly the way I feel! I love hand stitching the binding :) Your very traditional hand quilting looks wonderful on this quilt. I need to pick a project to quilt with cotton thread rather than perle....it has been so long....

Jess said...

Susan, I love the glimpse of the quilting - it looks like it really was worth the time you spent. I'm really looking forward to this reveal! What a lovely description of the binding process.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Such a nice quilt!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

The sprint at the end of the marathon. Very exciting....

Leanne said...

I am so excited, you are almost finished! I can hardly wait to see it all done.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Can't wait to see more photos!

Marg said...

So exciting that you have almost finished. I can't wait to see it.

Carla said...

I love the handling of the quilt during the binding, too, Susan. I'm so excited to see your finish...I adore this patttern! Have i told you how crazy I am about the DS fabric that you used for the centers on the quilt...it's my favorite print in the line...love the other colors too, but the aqua is my fav!

Pip said...

Gorgeous, can't wait to see Ginger Kisses in its finished state. I'm another one who enjoys the slow stitching of the binding.

Cindy said...

You have summed up perfectly how I feel about binding too :)

Canadian Abroad said...

Cannot wait for the big reveal.

Cille said...

I love making the binding ... And Gypsy Kisses too :)

Sarah Lizzie said...

Your quilt is a vision splendid!! Love, love, love the beautiful patterns and dancing colours!!

Nicky said...

Yeah ! looking forward to this!

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

I've been stitching down binding too. Its one of my favourite parts of quilting and I'm really looking forward to seeing your gorgeous quilt finished!

Christine said...

what a beautiful glimpse - can't wait to see the whole thing!

Cardygirl said...

Looks fabulous!

Karen said...

Wonderful work. And I do agree. there is a real sense of achievement when the binding is being stitched down

maria said...

I machined the binding on my last quilt due time constraints but it felt like I was letting the quilt down. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Lynz said...

Oh exciting, you tease! I love hand sewing the binding, too. Apart from the enjoyment of the actual stitching it means you're nearly finished!

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Melissa P said...

Worth every moment! Each step in the process brings out more beauty.

Great job!

Heather D. said...

I loooove hand stitching binding! Looking forward to seeing your beautiful quilt.

Claire Jain said...

Ah! Your hand quilting is lovely :-D I can't wait for the big finish!!!

Rachaeldaisy said...

Beautiful quilting on a beautiful quilt, congratulations on almost finishing. Will we get the big reveal at the Bloggers Quilt Festival?

Becca-Lou Creates said...

Gorgeous, you should be very pleased ! :)

Flying Blind... said...

Sooooooooooooooooo looking forward to seeing this one!

pandchintz said...

That's a great way to describe the binding! It's looking soooo good - cant wait for the big reveal!!

Carla said...

Just gorgeous. Perhaps you are out of storage?

diane said...

this will be a finish that deserves a standing ovation

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

OOh, lovely! Looking forward to the big reveal! Well done, I've yet to try anything that intricate.

Nat at Made in Home said...

It is going to look amazing! Cannot wait for the big reveal!

Selfsewn said...

Oohing and Ahhing over here!

Leanne said...

I love sewing on the binding. You quilt is looking wonderful.

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