Saturday, 28 September 2013

Well, how was your week?

Hi, I've been back at work for about 4 weeks now and this week I'm feeling a bit discombobulated.  Normally by now everything has settled, but so far no.  As usual I have also spread myself too thinly and am feeling it.  I think the two things aren't helping; I do feel for my family.

But moving on from that, I have actually managed to get things finished!!

There was Moira's block...
Block for Moira

A needle book for a swap...
LMGQ needle book swap 1

And a start on the first of my ATC's for 'Very Berry Handmade' Ali's swap...
I like to leave the final reveal for my swap partner!

So maybe not all bad.  Hope your week went well and enjoy the weekend.

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts.

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Binding with pictures!

It's been awhile but I have at last done some more bias joined binding.  Not only that but I remembered to photograph each stage (I think).  I guess you could call it a tutorial but so many have done it before and I don't even think it is different, anyway I ramble...

  • Leave about 6 inches free at each end and each end should over lap by the width of the binding and a bit more.

  • Lay the binding out and crease each end so they join (butt them together)

  • Cut one end to the crease 

  • With the bit cut off open it out, lay it on top and perpendicular to the other side (this give you the join point plus the width of the binding)

  • Cut any excess off (cut is made on the further side from the crease)

  • Putting right sides together, lay the shorter end perpendicular and on top of the other side.  Draw a line across the square that is made.

  • Stitch along that line.

  • Check that the stitching is correct in direction and length before trimming

  • If you stumble across these instructions, hope they help.