2015 Finish #10: Scrumptious Fairground Banner

The Scrumptious Fairground Banner quilt has been a long time coming!  I started this quilt in January 2014 and finished the quilt top in March 2015.  I blame my crafty ADHD for getting me off task.  I really do like the fabric and pattern design.  I even had all of the minky fabric to finish the back.

Not surprisingly, the binding was done long long ago!

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I was able to schedule a March long arm appointment.  I used a “wind” pattern to give the effect of a breeze blowing the banners.  I think that the long arm quilting pattern needs to give the quilt some movement

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Julie was quite smart when she suggested I trim my quilt at the long-arm rental shop.  That meant that the minky debris was not in my home!  Don’t worry, we cleaned up after ourselves with duct tape and a vacuum!

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I was all ready to do the binding and then I changed my mind.  The green bias stripe binding and the minky colors just didn’t work together.  So, off to search for the Scrumptious pink bias stripe fabric.  That is the most rare of the Scrumptious binding – lots of green and orange available.  However, I was successful and found the fabric.

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I get questions all the time asking how I have such straight binding.  My trick is bunion pads.  I use them as a guide, so the sewing is straight.  I use a quarter-inch foot with a guide when sewing.  I don’t trust my ability to sew straight.  I fold the binding over as I sew.  This quilt was so fluffy, that I had to double up the bunion pads.

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Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts’ Finish It Up Friday!  Thanks for hosting Amanda Jean!

Another 2015 APQ’s UFO Challenge Finish:  APQ’s UFO Challenge 2015 p. 1

Thanks APQ for helping keeping me on track and challenging me to finish up neglected projects!

 

About My Pieced Life

I am in love with all things quilting. My sewing room has many works-in-progress and a large stash of fabric. I have big plans and lots of ideas of creations I would like to make. My wonderful husband supports my obsession and Carson, my Australian terrier, keeps me company while I sew.
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11 Responses to 2015 Finish #10: Scrumptious Fairground Banner

  1. Yay, another finish! It looks great. I’m in awe of your ability to finish quilts off. I have a huge pile of tops which have stalled!

    • Thanks Vicki! I am always amazed at your weekly progress. Some weeks I don’t get more than an hour of sewing in. I usually have a strong start to the year that weans off a bit due to summer weather. p.s. I have plenty of quilts that are in progress!

  2. Beautiful quilt, beautiful binding as noted by Vicki! Finishing a quilt gives a feeling that, I think, might be a little like a runners high. That’s why we do it!

    • I am going to have to trust you on the runner’s high analogy! I am so not a runner. I tell people that if you ever see me running, you should start running without question. It would have to be something incredibly scary or amazing! I will agree that finishing a quilt is a great feeling! Thanks for commenting!

  3. Penny says:

    Love your quilt AND your fabric. It’s gorgeous!

  4. 12450miles says:

    This is stunning!! I adore the design of the top and the quilting compliments it perfectly! Nice finish!

  5. Jen says:

    Love this quilt! How did you get your binding so neat and tidy with all of the bulk from the backing?

    • The key for me is to use bunion pads as a guide. This quilt was so fluffy that I needed to double up the bunion pads. I use these so I don’t have to worry about keeping the quilt straight. I only have to fold the fabric over and sew. I added a photo to help explain.

  6. Jasmine says:

    Congrats on the beautiful finish. We love minky backed quilts over here. Thanks for the binding tip.

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