Sunday, 13 September 2015

The need to finish

Now that Shakespeare is a flimsy, you'd thing I'd start something new, right? Uhh! No! I have a craving for finishing something. So I'll pull out an older project and get it DONE!

I grabbed "Far Away" because it is almost done. Only needs the binding... or so I thought.

As I was cutting away the extra batting and backing, I came across this section and noticed something.
There is something missing on this border. Can you figure out what?

 Here's a picture of the border on the other side. Now, can you see what's missing? Yep! It's missing the quilting on one side! I laughed so hard I almost wet myself lol.
Why on earth have I put it away like that? Silly girl!

 Only a dozen stars, or so, to do and THEN, I will put the binding on! It's more hand sewing then I thought but that's all good.

"Far Away" is all flannel and very scrappy and busy. I picked a stripped green flannel which picks up the green in the border fabric so much better in real life than this photo shows. I think it adds order to the chaos of the quilt too.

I'll show more pictures of "Far Away" when it is done, hoping that, by then, the sun will be back in my backyard.

Hope you find some hand sewing to do today. Or you can just join us at Kathy's place (Kathy's Quilts) for more hand sewing eye candy.

Linking with Angie from A Quilting Reader's Garden for Wip's Be Gone. I know I am late but ... so what!

I am also linking with Cynthia from Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh Scrap! This quilt is a true scrap buster. See you there.

I will also join Julie from Julie K Quilts for Binding Blitz. More inspiration. More fun.

Edited: You can see the finished quilt here.

Until next time ...



  1. Nice snail trail! binding is one of my favorite parts of the process.
    I'm planning to applique and watch the mens tennis - have a nice sunday

  2. Hi Chantal: If you are having the same weather as us. It's the perfect weather for hand quilting , or binding . It goes back to a heat wave next good luck with your progress.

  3. Good for you getting out an older project to finish! Enjoy your stitching and thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  4. Oh, that sounds like something I'd do - say to myself "there, that's done" and completely miss one whole side.
    I'm looking forward to the full reveal!

  5. Lots of lovely scrappy goodness here in your "faraway' quilt, I love it! And the binding looks like a good choice!

  6. What an amazing quilt! If you anything like me, you said to yourself, I won't forget I still have that last side to do...

  7. I love the design of your quilt. I do not hand quilt but I admire those who do. I just do not have the skill set for it.

  8. Far Away is very pretty. I had to visit your blog the minute I saw its picture on Kathy's Quilts. Happy stitching. That border is going to look great on it.

  9. Fabulous Snails Trail quilt ... Can't wait to see more of it.

  10. Isn't it strange how we can put something away 'almost' finished and completely forget! Looking forward to seeing this finished and hope you get some better weather. We are having a grey wet week after our brilliant summer - so the garden will be happy! xx


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