I have started to get pictures from Quilt Square Quilt Along participants…seems everyone is getting ready for the big parade of quilt squares on the 30th. I am showing off my completed ones now..but no fear, you still have a few days to sew.
I made two blocks. Hubby framed one for me. He did it voluntarily. I didn’t beg and he did it the first time I asked….I love that guy! (actually it didn’t ask. I just started whining) The framed one does not have a binding on it. I did quilt it and I did put a backing fabric on it just in case I decide to take it out of the frame someday. I’ll bind it then if I ever do take it out.
The other one I am deciding is going to be a candle mat. I have an upcoming benefit that I think this will go to along with a candle. I think it would make a good silent auction item.
I have gotten some questions about how to quilt the square. I started out thinking that I would just stitch a big X on it. I did that. I decided that I wanted a little more quilting so I ended up stitching in the ditch around each row too. I was happy with that result. I can see that my “stitch in the ditch skills” need a little work. That’s okay…I have 11 more months to work on it.
I am in love with the binding. It’s a diagonal stripe fabric. I just think diagonal strips in the binding is the best look ever. If I were ever to design fabric, every line would have a stripe fabric for binding.
If you are new here and haven’t heard about the Quilt Square Quilt Along, you can read about it here ….it’s not too late to join. If you are a modern style quilter…you can join in too. My daughter did a modern looking block. You can see it here.
If you are a non-blogger and want you quilt square in the parade, send it to me by the 28th. Send it to this email… email@example.com. I am off get the February block finished…I’ll show you that block on the 30th.