Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A WIP finished...with 2 sided binding...and a McCalls Quilting Contest Submission

A WIP is finished and I am so glad I took the time to finish the quilt
with a 2 sided binding.

It's my'Wonky Log Cabin' quilt.

I used a jelly roll....Moda's Sherbet Pips by Aneela Hoey
for the blocks.

I used Aneela's pink 'Square Dots' for the backing.
I wanted to use red for the binding to go with the inner border
but did not want the red with the pink backing.
A 2 sided binding would give the best results...

My first attempt with a 2 sided binding...
was a Moda Bakeshop quilt called 'eat, play, sleep, repeat'
back in July 2011.

It is a little more work but I luv the results!!
I have found I'm using a 2 sided binding a lot more lately.

Have you ever made a two sided binding???

The quilt shown below was designed by my friend Christa
and was donated to 'Vista Maria' to be auctioned at their fundraiser
just last week.

You can read about it HERE as she decided
to enter the quilt in the
McCall's Quilting Design Star Contest.

Christa asked me if I would have time to do the binding...
...of course...binding is my favorite part of making a quilt.
We both agreed it would look best with a two sided binding...
black and white polka dots on the front
and the lime green and white flowers on the back.

The quilt is beautiful...even more beautiful 'in person'
and until May 20, you can vote every day for your favorite...
and you can leave an encouraging comment too!!

There are 148 quilts entered.
You can see them all HERE.
The voting has started...if you have the time to visit 
 and view all the quilts, 
pick your favorite and vote so she/he can 
move on to the next challenge round.

I know Christa would appreciate your support
and every day I am voting for quilt #130.
You can vote for her quilt by clicking on

I have 2 tutorials I'm working on....

message boards with chalk cloth
2 sided binding

coming soon!!

Also coming soon will be a giveaway....600+follower giveaway!

hugs and happy stitching


Barb said...

All the quilts you have shown are simply fabulous!

Mama Spark said...

Love that two side binding. Nice to see you supporting your friend and her endevors. Looking forward to your tutorials.

West Michigan Quilter said...

I've never done 2 sided binding but i love the looks of it. I saw a post on The Quilting Edge recently where she did it. Your quilts are beautiful. Looking forward to your tutorials.

Christine L said...

That 2 sided binding sounds interesting! I've never done that before will definitely be checking into that. I also received a wonderful package today from you! I HEART Cafe Mocha Message Board!! *wink* Thank you so much!!!

Christa said...

Thanks, Pauline, for posting the pic of my quilt and the link for people to vote! I really appreciate you adding that binding to it....and your quick turn-around on it! I'm anxiously awaiting word on how much the quilt raised at the auction. My contact must be out of town. Talk soon!

BonnieGay said...

Love the two sided binding, it looks so much better than one colour for the quilts you did. Look forward to the tutorial so I can share it with my Weds quilting group.

BonnieGay said...

Really like Christa's quilt, I'll go vote now to help her out.

Anonymous said...

Love Sherbert Pips WLC quilt :D

Crazyquiltgirl said...

Pauline, your two sided binding is flawless, as is all of your bindings. You are the binding queen!

Karen said...

I have been away this week and am now just catching up and finding out how busy you have been this week! Love the way your Wonky Log Cabin has turned out. And the binding is gorgeous. great idea!
Good luck to Christa, and I will head over for voting.
Good luck with your tutorials.

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