Tuesday, March 1, 2011

THE GLUE THAT BINDS

So I put my hands to doing another binding this morning.....

If you saw the last post, it will show you how I used Elmer's glue to do a binding. In the video she hand sews the binding on the back. I machine stitched in the ditch on the front to sew the binding on the back.

Confession time:

We all know how I have a need for speed....I just can't help myself....when that foot comes down on tha pedal....there is no holding back...... It is exelerating.........I get in the zone.....

I can feel the wind blowing through my hair.....

my heart races.....


but...

but sometimes....

Sometimes speed is not good...not when you are trying to conceal your stitches....so on this Horizon it has a little button (see the arrows on the side of the machine)...you can move that left for slower speed and right for higher...well....to protect me from myself, I lowered the speed.





Here is the end results....no waves....I just love it



So....for the rest of the day, I got some house work done, organized a few things and then worked on my 13 ugly towels for the towel swap. I actually think I like these towels now, they are growing on me...hopefully, my swappers will let it grow on them as well.

I also decided that I should not post so much, give all of you a break from me ..... so this is a new goal.....

32 comments:

Judi said...

So funny! I love it - I feel the same way when I am sewing a binding - the faster the better. I don't have a speed control on my machine though, I will have to look into that!

Jan said...

Pretty quilt Barb. Don't cut off your blogging too much---I like reading your posts-you are one of my favorites!!!!

wackywoman said...

No, we like hearing from you Barb. Don't leave us......

Deanna said...

If it is what you need to do, go ahead and cut back, but not on our account. Your humor and honesty help me get through the day.

Susan In Texas said...

What!!! Less posting, say it isn't so! I comment that your blog has changed my life, well, binding wise anyway, and your answer is to say you're going to blog less. Sigh. I'll shut up now. ;)

Susan in Texas

PS Your binding is so lovely and flat. You probably just want more time to sit and admire it, right? lol

QuiltSue said...

I think the idea of a speed thingie on the machine is great. As for not blogging so much, , well, we'd miss you, so I don't think that's one of your better decisions :(

Fiesta said...

The binding looks great!!!
Don't leave us for too long. You are my favorite read.

Crispy said...

They must have designed your machine with you in mind LOL. You will be missed every morning, but I can understand not being on the computer so much. So much more time available for other things :0)

Crispy

andsewon said...

Yes that 1/2 speed button can come in handy!;-)

JustCindy said...

I can't believe you are thinking of taking a break! The quilt and the binding look great. I have the speed control and I love it.

hetty said...

Your quilt looks amazing! Nice flat binding. Please don't stop posting! I love reading your blog.

Gene Black said...

Take a break if you need it for YOU, but don't do it for US. We are enjoying your posts. (even if we fail to comment!)

Rumi said...

I never tire of reading your posts Barb!

Cute quilt too!

Melissa said...

I use my speed button on my Janome, too. Much easier than trying to remember to not put that foot down!

Scrappy quilter said...

Love your quilt...so pretty. Hugs

kpaints said...

Ah life lessons! Aren't they wonderful?

Mary L. said...

Great job and I don't get tired of you..ever.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I have to laugh. I can just see your hair flowing in the wind as you sit at your sewing machine having so much fun. Love your quilt. Nice and flat and no waves!

GerryART said...

Thanks for the video link yesterday.
I learned from it and have a new bottle of Elmer's on my list.
Blog less??????????? We love to hear of your activities, Barb.
Hugs,
Gerry

onlymehere said...

I love your posts so much so just post as often as you want! I never tire of you or your stories and apparently neither does anyone else who takes the time to comment here!

Joanna said...

The only way I can slow down is to control my foot - on my leg that's on the floor pedal, not the machine. That's a neat feature you have. Your quilt looks beautiful.

Barb said...

I too dial the speed down as I tend to have a hammer foot, lol.
finding a blogging balance for me has been hard. But a little less has been more for me lately.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

So when you used the machine, you did not find the glue messing with the machine?? What a time saver!! Love the quilt, love the colors! Enjoy your break, we will be here waiting!

John'aLee said...

The quilt is adorable. I understand where you are coming from. We all need balance...and sometimes this 'computer' can take over our lives!
Take care sweetie!

ButtonMad said...

This is such a fun and refreshing blog. Lovely quilts - thanks for sharing.

Royce said...

I love your blog but I must admit I'm not a good commenter. As a blogger myself you would think I'd do better. Agree with Gene stop only for you cause we're all waiting for the next exciting thing.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

The need for speed. I heat ya. I have a mark on mine for FMQing. and it is also my regular sewing speed. I'm learning to slow down and enjoy the process... I just wish my patience would catch up. LOL!

Maxwells said...

Erin moved mine all the way to left (slowest speed). I didn't know that's what she touched. I just thought she broke my machine! Why is it moving so slow!!! Took me awhile to figure it out.

Micki said...

I love how it turned out...So very Irish looking!
Micki

Ann Marie said...

I wish I had a setting to make ME go faster!

Michelle May said...

I love the cruise control button for speed on my machine too. Keeps the quilt police away. ;)
Love your posts Barb. I don't always have time to comment, but I do visit with you!
xx, shell

Needled Mom said...

I love that speed control button. It is fabulous when the grandchildren are sewing.