The Three Year Quilt


Oh this neglected baby, I put the top together in May of 2009, and then folded her neatly and set her aside so I could find the fabric for the borders and sashing. Which I did the following summer and then they sat again waiting patently. And wait they did.

Until I finally put the boarders on and created the back last summer. Then I loaded it up along with a ton a few other UFOs and off to Retreat we went. I pinned and quilted it at Retreat.

Since I so wisely left my binding fabric at home I finished that this week.


I am a bit of a binding purist, I love to sit and sew on the binding by hand. However, at Retreat I watched as a binding was attached by machine using 1/4 inch Steam a Seam. I wanted this baby done so I gave that a go.

I learned a few things with the process but am pleased with the final result.

The Particulars:
Quilting: stitch in the ditch using Aurifil thread
Binding: Kona cotton Sour Apple- machine attached
Fabric: Flutterby by Tula Pink- 2 charm packs
 And the Three Year Quilt is done.....check.


What a great feeling I don't think I have ever finished such a long project I'm impressed!!
That's awesome--how did you like the machine binding?! Is that a one-step process then? {I've machine-sewed it to one side then hand-stitched the other. Is that what you normally do?}

Ali Hughes said…
Wow, three years in the making! Good for you for finishing! I only have our going right now, and I'm afraid I'm going to lose motivation and never go back to one of them...this gives me hope! Now I just need to find a place to store them out of the way...
GardenofDaisies said…
Three years isn't so bad. (I won't tell you how long some of my UFO's have been sitting around.) The new way to attach binding sounds interesting. Will have to check that out.
Antigone said…
A three year quilt? I have an unfinished quilt top that has been passed down (yes it becomes a part of the will) from my greatgrandmother, grandmother, mother and now me! That's four generations! Maybe the I'll be the one to finish it, then I can will it to my daughter!

Thanks for the inspiration to finish it.

~Carla~ said…
This is so scrappy & fun!! Great job with it! I really love the stitching on the binding too! :)