Saturday, October 31, 2009

"DOORWAY TO CHINA" QUILT BLOCK


You can find this pattern at McCalls quilting. This is a fairly easy wall hanging to make. I will have to say that I only had an inch wide of fabric for the binding....now that was hard...truly.

I also want to thank Judi over at Green Fairy quilts, she did a tutorial on a binding. Well....some people just don't get it....I am one of those people...and she was nice enough to email me back with some answers to a question or two I had about the corners. I like how these turned out but...I was working with such a small amount of material that it made it diffcult.

LITTLE PIECE OF ADVICE: When you don't have enough material.....and you think you are totally out......go look in your scrap bin..... I was looking for some fabric a few days after completing the above project and guess what I found?????? You guessed it.....shessssh

14 comments:

  1. Barb, I know that feeling well. "I don't have anymore" --a week later I find a half yard of the stuff stuck under something!

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  2. Cute wall hanging. Thanks for the link to binding tutorial, I'm always looking for an easier way.

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  3. Simple, but lovely, Barb - at times it is nice to have a restful quilt about, it will never age!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  4. you are so right about going back to the scrap bin. Many a times it has saved me $$$.
    where will you display this beautiful quilt?

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  5. Scrap bin??? What a great idea! Isn't Judi the nicest gal? I can imagine she would do just that.

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  6. Say Barb I like the pattern and yes I have don the same thing with running out of fabric. Looks good!! I am having a giveaway on my blog.

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  7. now that's different. I like it!

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  8. Oh Barb you crack me up ROFL. Great pattern for show casing a special fabric.

    Crispy

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  9. I really like it - you make good use of your 'spare' time!!! LOL

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  10. I know the pattern is doorway to Chins but those are Japanese ladies on that fabric LOL. Good for you to make that little bitty binding work! Whew!

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  11. Oh my only an inch! I don't think I could have done it!! I would have been pulling my hair out. Or found something else to bind with. You are a wonder, girl!

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  12. A very nice quilt, Barb! If I go and look for fabric in my scrap bin I will never find what I need. It is only when I have finished the quilt and look for something else that I will find it.

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