In the Sewing Room This Week

In the sewing room, I am making some progress on the quilt projects in progress. My friend Kathleen returned the quilt that she quilted and I needed to add the binding to finish it. With all the colors in the quilt top, I decided on a yellow tone on tone for the binding. Putting it on by machine made the most sense right now. So, I made the binding, and stitched it to the back. Then I turned it to the front and top stitched the edge. In this closeup, you can see Kathleen’s excellent freehand quilting, with squiggles in the white sections, and ruler work straight lines in the color blocks. Gorgeous, and so much more detail than I asked for.

All done in a jiffy. Every time I show one of these quilts, someone asks for the pattern, so here is the pdf – Safelight Quilts. You can set the block any way you like to make different quilts. This is a bargello setting.

There is a lot of yellow in the prints, so I think the binding looks pretty good.

We put this label on the backs of the charity quilts we make. I just topstitch it on by machine.

Space is available in my Well Loved Quilt Repair class on January 12, 2022 at 2 pm Eastern Time (Central time 1 pm. Mountain 12 noon, Pacific 11 am). If you’d like to register for the class click HERE. Class time runs about 75-90 minutes, class fee $30 invoiced from Paypal in early January. Well Loved Quilt Repair pulls together my tips and tricks, and organizes the program according to the types of repairs needed. Everything from small holes, and dog chewed corners up to major damage is covered, with advice on starting your own repair business.

I’ve got this Safelight quilt still on the frame. It is the one with the mountain peaks setting. I’ve done a few more passes on it, but other activities have eaten up my quilting time recently.

So, I’ll continue to work on it as I can. Sunday will be a nice chat as I catch up on our activities. What are you sewing this week?

13 thoughts on “In the Sewing Room This Week

  1. Rheanna

    I am hand stitching the binding on my autumn jubilee quilt and then hopefully starting to piece a Christmas quilt this weekend. I know it won’t be done in time for Christmas but I am in the mood to work on something holiday themed.

  2. Your Safelight quilt is beautiful, and I love the yellow binding with it.
    Today I hope to finish up a little Christmas wall quilt to switch out with the autumn quilt that is hanging in our living room!
    Have a wonderful weekend Carole. 🙂

  3. Julie

    I just reworked a mystery quilt – rarely a successful project for me. It was sampler style & the blocks did not play well together. 3 blocks were remade as Jack pitched in to pick out the seams & a different color was slipped into place. 3 new versions of blocks moved in where a single color wasn’t enough to fix them. I love following the clues, but my detection skills are lacking. Miss Marple makes it look so easy.

  4. I love the yellow binding on that quilt, Carole! The label is great too! I’m working on a Tangled Star quilt for Madelyn. It’s supposed to be for Christmas, but after the wonderful time I had figuring out the first block, it may be for her birthday in February instead! LOL Hopefully the next one will go together easier and the cutting always goes better when you read AccuQuilt’s directions! LOL

  5. Mary Ed Williams

    Love the quilt for Safelight. I want to make one in patriotic colors for QOV. I was told yesterday that most vets don’t like fabric with flags on it, so I will find some more RWB for a quilt. Seems they feel it is anti-patriotic to print the flag on fabric.I will also work on more blocks for you.
    Have a fun pre-holiday week!!
    Mary Ed

  6. Arlene Reed

    That quilt is super colorful, I love it. I love color also. Like your idea to make a quick binding, I think I’ll do that on the table topper that I’m tying to complete for a Christmas gift. Have a great holiday and that goes for Jack and Oliver.


    I love your quilt! Its beautiful!
    I’m working on a small wall hanging of a dinosauer eye! I finished the eye yesterday now I just have to apply it and quilt it. I made a mug rug of a dinosauer foot to go with it.

  8. Joan Sheppard

    Love all the variations you have made with this pattern. When I saved the pattern I also saved some of the variations to remind myself of the flexibility. Heading to the kitchen now to make some of those biscotti! Always have to make a double – they just disappear! POOF! Thanks

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