Monday, 29 June 2015

CHISTMAS QUILT..

It's always soooo exciting to get a quilt back from the quilter, except then you have to bind it.
 
I hate binding! 
 
It is mind numbing, hurts your fingers, makes your hand ache and just goes on and on forever.
 
I would happily trade skills I have (cooking, cleaning, babysitting, gardening and lot's more) if some sweet soul would come in and do a little binding for me.
 
I would tuck you up on the couch, with a blankie by the fire, make you a cuppa, your choice, have fresh made muffins for you, get you some slippers, put the telly or the radio on for you, some lollies in case you get the munchies, look after the kids and pick some flowers for you and in return I just need a few metres of binding done. 
 
Any takers just let me know.
 
But while I'm waiting it took a while but the Christmas quilt is done.
 
 
It may have sat in a dark cold cupboard for close to 12 years but it is now finally finished.
 
 
Keryn
 


16 comments:

  1. Your quilt looks great, Keryn.

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  2. That quilt is beautiful!.. I agree about sewing the binding on by hand .... so many people say it is sooo relaxing.. BULL TWADLE!!! I now sew mine on by machine...first sew onto the back, bring it over and then sew it down VERY close to the edge. If you think about it, sewing it on by machine is much stronger than catching it on the back by hand...well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it! LOL!

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  3. Oh it is devine!!!! Love it and it was worth the wait. I am one of the crazies who like binding but only in my own quilting process....I wouldn't be keen in doing just because Lol!

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  4. wow i am there with bells on,oh freshly baked muffins,i can smell them now,lol. Seriously this is one awesome quilt my friend,love it to pieces,wait till Cheryl see's it she will be swooning,well done my friend on your awesome finish and glad its not sitting in the back of a dark cupboard anymore,hope you enjoy your day Keryn xx

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  5. That is great Keryn. I would pop over and bind but you are a little far away.

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  6. I just love that quilt ..... more close up pics please... pretty please???? did you design it yourself? I don't mind binding with TV on or someone to chat to.... I'd love to take advantage of all your offers if only we lived closer....
    Hugz

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  7. It's gorgeous Keryn, my sister Anne loves to bind her quilts and has also done a few of mine as well or they'd never have gotten done LOL. I agree with you totally how mind numbing binding can be! Good luck :) Barb.

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  8. If I lived closer I would do it for you... As I actually don't mind sewing binding!
    Your quilt is gorgeous so I would love to be under it ... Admiring it... While stitching! 😍

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  9. I really do need yo live next door I like doing binds ...looking totally awesome K xxx💓💚💜💗

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  10. Call me any time.,I will do it for you

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  11. That is the most AMAZING quilt Keryn - I absolutely love it and worth the wait to finish it. Now all that being waited on and freshly baked muffins and lollies and cuppa is very enticing, but I hate doing the binding too

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  12. What a beautiful quilt.Really like the idea of cups of tea, muffins, flowers etc. Probably live a bit too far away from you but I actually enjoy the binding bit of a quilt.

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  13. Your quilt looks wonderful, Keryn. Such a gorgeous Winter scene. What a shame your quilter does not do bindings as well.
    Sorry dear, you will have to suffer like the rest of us and do the binding yourself!!!

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  14. I agree with you. Hate doing binding sew I also machine stitch them on.....

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  15. Oh Keryn, I will come with Shez and we can start one side each and work towards the other!! Lol!! I love binding, so relaxing!! Does that mean there is something wrong with me??? Just book me and Shez in for next time!!! Just LOVE that quilt!! Must feel great to have it near finished.

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