I had enough leftovers to create this baby quilt, measuring 40" x 45", including plenty of fabric for the binding and most of the backing. I did pull the green print from stash, but I think it blends nicely.
I am calling this one Berry Picking, and it is such a sweet little finish. The thing that makes me the happiest with this quilt though, is the binding. Y'all know I'm a machine binder all the way, and lately I've been playing around with a different method of attaching binding with a combination of my lap seam foot (Bernina foot #71) and my walking foot. There is a tutorial for using this foot for binding HERE, but as written, that method just didn't work for me. I've made so many modifications to the tutorial that it's not really the same, so I almost didn't even reference it, but that tutorial is the whole reason why I purchased this particular foot to begin with. So, maybe you'll have better luck if you want to give it a try.
So, usually I pull my binding to the front past the first seam, which creates a seam on the back that runs beside the back binding like this-
Instead, lately I've been adjusting my binding strip width and needle placement so that I have a regular seam on BOTH the front and back of the binding. I really like the clean, professional look of having a uniform seam on both sides of the binding. I'm still perfecting it, but this is my most successful attempt thus far. When I get it worked out perfectly, I'll let you know!
So, before we get to last week's highlights, I have some winners to announce! The prizes this month were amazing, and I really wasn't kidding when I said that I am a teensy bit jealous that I couldn't win them myself! As always, the winners were drawn in the order that the prizes appeared in the blog post. The winner of the drool-worthy Turn Up the Volume bundle from Fat Quarter Shop is comment number 143, Deborah!
The winner of the drool-worthy Turn Up the Volume bundle from Fat Quarter Shop is comment number 143, Deborah!
Comment number 80, GranChris is the winner of the Flower Sugar Holiday bundle, sponsored by Fort Worth Fabric Studio- lucky lady!
Next up is the winner of the $25 gift certificate to LouLou's Fabric Shop. The winner is Jean, with comment number 103. I know you'll have a blast spending that, Jean!
And last, but certainly not least, comment number 50, Linda, is the winner of the beautiful low volume bundle of Little Ruby fabrics.
Congratulations to all four of the winners. I'll be contacting you lucky ladies ASAP to get information from you so that you can get your goodies!
Okay, time to get down to business with the utterly amazing highlights from last week's party! Ruth at Charly & Ben's Crafty Corner linked up this adorable ticker tape silhouette quilt- and she shared the process! So cool!
This Ruby granny square beauty is by Jennie at Porch Swing Quilts and it is just lovely!
and this pretty quilt is by Amanda at The Cozy Pumpkin, for her daughter's teacher. I know she'll treasure it.
Are you ready for some fresh inspiration this week? Let's party!
**NTT will be taking a vacation next week, so we'll party next on June 8th. See you then!
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