Monday, February 28, 2011

Last Finish for February

I did a meander on this quilt, kinda in a hurry (that is my story) but I did go out of the box and do my binding sooo different than what I am used to.....

Sharon Schamber's has a wonderful video on how to use Elmer's glue to get the perfect binding, I found her through Jane's Fabrics......

Do you see me, out of the box....oh yes.....cardboard box!!!

it took me a lot longer than normal and it is not perfect....

I know, suppose to be perfect but well....

some of us are not able to achieve it right out of the stall, least ways I have never had such an experience, I am a slow learner.....



but.....I am pleased as punch...tropical punch to be exact!!

I am actually binding another quilt but well...I am quitting for the night.

Don't foget my island giveaway below.

34 comments:

Lynn said...

I've tried Sharon's binding method too. It is a bit too labor intensive for me for "regular" quilts. If I do a show quilt though I will definitely practice and do it on that one. They are wonderful videos!

wackywoman said...

Sharon Schamber is great. I use her glue technique for applique. Love your tropical punch quilt.

Cassie said...

Looks good! :) I am not very good at circles... so I am impressed!

Patty said...

Very pretty, & Tropical Punch is the perfect way to describe it. I think it looks great. I figure all my quilts are practice pieces!! The only size I can usually do is small quilts. I haven't gotten the courage up to try any thing larger. I don't think I could control it!! It would end up on the floor, the sewing table, my lap and who knows where else.

Fiesta said...

Barb, it looks good. I love the colors.

Tangos Treasures said...

Looks great!! Love the colors!

vivian said...

I use that binding method for show quilts -it does give a nice crisp look!

LynCC said...

Pretty! I haven't tried glue with binding yet. Maybe I'll do that with my Glacial Star later in the year. . . For "normal" quilts, the coolest tip I picked up from someone last summer is SIMPLE and makes a huge difference on my binding. I like bias bindings, and you know how they stretch and slip while you're stitching - well, to solve this, just use spray starch on the inside when you are pressing the binding in half - it "glues" the two layers together! It's awesome. And fast.

I just love Blogland and Youtube! I pick up so many little tips that I never would have thought of myself. :)

Crispy said...

The quilt is wonderful, very tropical looking :0) Bindings are my favorite part of a quilt, it means it done!!

Crispy

JustCindy said...

What a pretty quilt! The binding looks great to me.

Joanne Lendaro said...

LOVE the glue on the bindings! Rhonda at Patches and Pieces told me about Sharon's method. That quilt looks like tropical punch!!

onlymehere said...

There's always so much fun going on at your house! Congratulations on all the comments to for your anniversary post!

Pokey said...

The quilt is pretty in its bright circles. I've learned many things watching Sharon on you tube...wonder when I'll be able to quilt her beautiful feathers?
:-}pokey

andsewon said...

Oh such a pretty tropical punch quilt indeed! Perfect?? Oh yeah some are just not me and I do not care! Do your best, whatever that may be, is still my mantra!

Yvonne said...

Elmer's glue for binding? I will have to check that out!

Yvette said...

I have tried that method for binding too! I use it when I am patient. LOL!

Scrappy quilter said...

I love it. I'm going to check out that method for binding. Never heard of it before. Hugs

Willow said...

The quilt looks beautiful. Thanks for sharing the video. I have never heard of using glue, but I am a newbie too, just learning about everything when it comes to quilting.

pajudie said...

I'll have to check out the glue tip. Sharon also has a way to baste your quilts using two long boards - one to roll your top on and the other to roll your backing on. It is so easy and no wrinkles on the back!! One of our quilt members demonstrated it at our last retreat and it works like a charm. Check out Sharon's tutorial on that one if you like :o)
Judie

cropperbea said...

did you use accuquilt for the block or a template?

Joanna said...

Really pretty and cheerful with those brights. Nice finish.

SandyQuilts said...

Oh yes Sharon's method is wonderful
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PE0Yq9iGlc

I've taken her idea and jumped off the mountain.

http://sandyquilts.blogspot.com/2008/05/elmers-washable-school-glue-and-quilts.html

SewCalGal said...

Wow, you've been productive. Very cheerful quilt. I'm not familiar with this binding technique, so I'll definitely check it out. Thanks. Have heard about Ricky Tim's piped binding that I also want to try.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Bev S said...

Looking good. I need to learn to do those but that is a little out of my zone, but I will try one day.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I am glad you gave it a try. bindings and I just do not get along!! But I do love your quilt and it is the perfect name!

Rachel said...

I like! Very nice and tropical looking.

I'm going to have a look at the binding link you posted. It's a ongoing education here... haha.

The Quilting Pirate said...

Another great quilt Barb!

I like Sharon's techniques and use Elmer's glue for my miter corners !!

West Michigan Quilter said...

Love your quilt. Guess I better take a look and see how that binding is done. Looks great to me!

Michelle May said...

Pretty! Love the happy colors!
xx, shell

Just Ramblin' said...

Elmer's Glue! Now that is a new one for me. Am definitely checking out the video. I love your quilt. It is so bright and cheerful. Just what we need when it's dreary outside. Nola

Melissa said...

Looks perfect to me. Tropical enough to warm you up, maybe? Thanks for the Elmer's tip.

Susan In Texas said...

Barb, I have to tell you, I think your blog has changed my life! I watched those Sharon Schamber's videos and cannot wait to try her method. Binding was always my least favorite quilting task, and her way actually looks like fun!!! It will be so nice to get such excellent results too. And no more being poked by pins. Yippee! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing these videos. I've already bought my washable glue and I'm planning to teach the method to my fellow Blanketeers too. 8)

Happy binding (I never thought I would say THAT!),
Susan in Texas

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Thanks for that video. My binding has never been all that great. I can't wait to try it out!!

Lizziebeth said...

I have used the 1/4" steam a seam tape and it works great also.