I’m in the middle of a BIG PUSH.  I’ve told you all in the past that Christmas is a little bit hard for me.  Over the years it’s gotten better but every once in a while a bad year sneaks in and I never really know when that might be so…I’m trying to be proactive.

Last year at about this time I started TWO Zuckerwatte quilt thinking I might give them to my two oldest childcare kiddos.  Crazily I thought I might be able to get them done….that was so foolish and things like that are what causes me to be a little stressed.  Well I continued working on the tops but once the tops were finished I set them aside.

Well once again the clock is ticking towards Christmas but I am bound and determined to get them done BEFORE Thanksgiving.  Hubby is still in the field with harvest and I have time in the evening to really dedicate to them.

Here’s quilt #1 with the chevron backing…..


Here it is finished and off the frame.


One day over nap time I got brave and cut the scalloped edge.  I was so nervous about it but it was easy-peasy…like WAY easy.  We’ll see how applying the binding goes but I’ve done a scallop type binding on two double wedding ring quilts so I’m not nervous about that.

Here is the first one all trimmed.


The second one went on the frame.  It has the arrow backing.


This one is since off the frame but not trimmed yet.  I’m saving the trimming to do over nap time.  It’s the perfect project to do then.  It will likely take 20 minutes and it’s something very quiet that I can do.

Now the debate is on…what color do I bind in?  Of course pink but what shade?


Originally I bought enough of the same inner border fabric to bind them both but then I got to second guessing.  Will that box the quilt in?  I talked to two friends of mine and asked.  They both said go with your first instinct.  So I am going to cut enough binding strips for one and see if I like it.  It’s okay if the quilts aren’t exactly alike.

Is that what you would have done?  I’m hoping to have one quilt finished on Friday so stop and see what you think!

19 thoughts on “A Big PUSH!”

  1. Truly lovely Jo! The scalloped edges are wonderful! I think these quilts will be treasured by both girls and become heirlooms! I admire how generous you are with quilts!

  2. They are great and HUGE ! , so many pieces. The scallop edge is a good idea. I would pick a medium shade binding fabric, not too dark. WELL DONE ………….. :)

  3. These two are absolutely gorgeous! I like the dark border for the binding, or you could go with a medium value. Either way you can’t take away from it, as they are beautiful! Wished I had enough of the same fabrics to make it just like yours!

  4. These quilts are going to make for two absolutely ecstatic little girls. My first instinct is usually my best. I think rather than ‘boxing in’ the quilt it will provide that finishing touch that ties them together perfectly.

  5. Wow! they are going to be wonderful with the scallop borders and such cute backings on them both. The girls will love them.

  6. They are gorgeous! I think your first instinct on the binding was a great one. The dark will look wonderful. I don’t think they will box it in because the binding is so much smaller than the inner border and there is such a variety in the strips on the outer border.

  7. Oh, those are BEAUTIFUL! What lucky little girls! I’m sure they will be treasured. I agree with the inner border color for the binding. That’s what I would have picked too. Love the scalloped edging.

  8. Do you have enough of the backing fabric to use for a binding? I am thinking that the chevron print would make a snazzy binding.

  9. With scallops you’ll need bias binding so I’d say whatever pink you have enough of to cut for that type of binding. Whatever you use will look great. Beautiful quilts.

  10. beautiful quilts! I find it is easier to apply the binding before cutting the scallops. less stretch. I sure love the look of a scallop

  11. I think one of the lighter shades of pink. The dark would draw your eye to the binding instead of all the work done in inside of the borders. Love the scallops.

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