Here are a few more string
quilt blocks waiting for me to finish the bindings.
As I mentioned before I am determined to make these potholder
blocks completely by machine. After 20 plus potholder quilts, I am finding it
to be quite a challenge to rely solely on the machine. I put the first few bindings on the back and brought them around to the front like this.
Then I made a mistake and put it on the conventional way and found I liked it better even though there is an extra stitch line on the front.
I didn't like that little flappy edge on the front, and I figured I would be making the same mistake 48 more times, so I am just doing the rest the conventional way!
You can see all the wonderful
“string” quilt wonders at Lori’s (Humble Quilts) link up today. Thanks for the
I love your pot holders! I really need to make a few new ones. Some of mine are ready for the trashReplyDelete
Love your potholders! I love the look of conventional binding, but my hands don't like to do the handwork these days. After sewing the binding on the front side, I fold the binding to the back and cover the stitching line and pin in the ditch from the front. Then I machine sew in the ditch from the front side and that extra seam on the front is hidden.ReplyDelete
Love those scrappy potholder blocks! I much prefer the look of conventional binding with a hand-sewn back, though I reluctantly do machine bind for donation quilts.ReplyDelete
What great blocks! I love the little 9 patches on the diagonal. Your machine binding looks superb both ways! I've tried it a couple times and just can't catch it all evenly on the back.ReplyDelete
Those look amazing. I love the leftover parts incorporated into the strings.ReplyDelete
You must have lots of extra uneven 9-patch blocks. Wonder why? ;)
Love your string blocks especially with the added leftover pieces. I think I'd go for the sewing on the back too. That little flap part would always bug me.ReplyDelete
These are looking so good! Probably won't even notice the extra seam when it's all put together!ReplyDelete
I love your little string blocks, and your use of pieced blocks in them is so cool. You didn't say the size of these little blocks...I'm assuming you're going to sew all the blocks together by hand, or are you sticking with the "all by machine" strategy??ReplyDelete
I spy a little elongated nine patch in there.ReplyDelete
My friend has a Beenina with a binding foot and swears by all machine binding. I'm still a hand binder.
I love your binding fabric too!
The cool thing about your potholder technique is that you get the pleasure of a finished mini and then get to enjoy them all over again as a quilt when they are put together! Another suggestion for an "on the front" machine binding: try attaching one with a long but narrow zig zag using invisible thread (or a color really close to the binding) and see how you like that. I like to do my bindings like that and find it gives a "hand done by machine" look.ReplyDelete
Your string blocks really do sizzle! Love how you've added those pieced strips to each block. What fun! Your binding looks great either way :)ReplyDelete
YOu are sizzlin! And so are those blocks!!ReplyDelete
I think your string blocks are oh so creative with the little parts and pieces worked in. I could see myself doing something like that.ReplyDelete
I am OBSESSED with your string blocks! they are so cute and I love the pieced bits! The purple binding is perfection!ReplyDelete
🔥🔥🔥🔥 sizzle is right!!! Wonderful everything about these blocks! I agree about the binding with the little flap on top, I don’t care for that either.ReplyDelete
But really, it will probably just be a point for conversation in years to come when the quilt is being studied lol
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