Wednesday, January 27, 2010

One I Spy Quilt Finished...

I finished the red I Spy quilt with a machine binding last night- I've been seeing a lot of machine bound quilts from very prolific quilters on Flickr, and thought I would give it a try. It actually went better than I thought- the finished look isn't as nice as a hand bound quilt, but it takes 45 minutes instead of 4-6 hours to put on, so that's a major benefit!

I tied it with golden yellow embroidery floss and used a similar color thread on the binding. I like the pop of the contrasting thread- it's reminiscent of old work quilts and some of Freddy & Gwen's tied quilts from Freddy & Gwen Collaborate Again, which is a big source of inspiration lately.

Now, just a few more tops to quilt...


  1. Great finish, Alexis! Very cute! Happy quilting!

  2. This is wonderful! I LOVE the red and the floss ties are really sweet:)