Thursday, March 30, 2017

fo: Birch-Newsprint-Clocks-Whatever Quilt : finally done!

So uh, do any of you remember the quilt I planned out and quickly sewed up back in, oh, March 2015?  The one that I stated in this post that only needed to be bound by the bias binding I'd already completed?

I just finished that sucker last night.  Oops.

fo: Couch Quilt
To be fair, the mostly-finished quilt got tucked away for one reason or another ::coughIhatebiasbindingcough:: and then forgotten until I moved into my new place.  And then I got into a fight ::coughinstigateditinafitoffrustrationandheartachecough:: with the Ex and basically cut him out of my life while I heal before I could claim the blanket I bought in Mexico.  This meant I had no blanket for the couch in my often-chilly basement suite.  AND THEN I started using the unbound quilt, so now my couch is full of wee little threads of yarn that came off the edges of the quilt, and the thing was starting to get a little ratty.

Obviously it was time to bind that sucker.  The moment that the sewing machine was unearthed, I did so.

fo: Couch Quilt
Guys, don't look to closely at the binding.  I vaguely used this tutorial and completely machine-sewed the binding on.  But instead of neatly stitching the final side down, I triple-stitch zigzagged that sucker down.  To reflect the triple-stitch zigzag that I "quilted" the blanket with. Yes.

fo: Couch Quilt
Whatever, I don't care how ugly the edging is, because I now have a cozy and bright couch blanket to snuggle under on my evenings off as I knit and watch unending episodes of Last Week Tonight on youtube and read shoddy Star Trek fanfic.  :D

My life is obviously complete.

9 comments:

  1. Very nice quilt... You may (notice I said may) have inspired me to pull out my unfinished quilt very soon and get it finished!!

    God bless.

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    1. Oooo that's amazing! I'm so glad to hear you're digging out your quilt too! I hope it's as quick of a finish as mine was. I don't know why I waited so long, but I'm glad it's done. :)

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  2. Done is always good! And it looks just give so don't make excuses. 😄

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  3. I find finishing old projects cathartic...just like my 19 year sweater project...finally got it done :-)
    Barb

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    1. OH MY GOSH CONGRATS!!! Wow, that's deep from the wip pile. I'm super happy for you!

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  4. What a beautiful quilt! I have a vintage quilt top in storage that I've been meaning to turn into a finished quilt for a while, lol. I'm glad you have a couch blanket now-a couch isn't a couch without a cozy blanket to snuggle up under!

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  5. Oh, it's so cute! I was wondering why you bothered with making your binding on the bias but the little design looks great on the bias so I'd say it was worth it. While I'm happy I finished the binding on my (one and only) quilt so far by hand, I really don't mind the look of a machine finished one. Our shop quilts have a pretty tight turnaround time so most people bind by machine.

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  6. It's lovely. I love binding quilts by hand so I don't procrastinate over THAT. Plenty of other sticking points in my life tho!

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