Thursday, November 11, 2010

My creative space (AKA the fancy shmancy binding quilt)

After my basting efforts earlier this week, I've been a busy little bee, and finished quilting and binding .... the Beehive quilt.

Beehive quilt - front

Thank you so much to everyone in the Bee for your gorgeous blocks. They've come together rather well, I think!!

Beehive quilt - laid out on grass

Quilted in wavy lines.

Beehive quilt - angle detail

With a thrifted sheet on the back. (I couldn't believe my luck when I found it. The colour is PERFECT!!)

Beehive quilt - back

Fabrics are mostly from my scrap bin and the stashes of my 12 fellow Beehivers. Truly a communal project!!

Beehive quilt - on grass

And the fancy shmancy binding? I followed Trisha's excellent tutorial on how to bind a quilt so that it looks like it has piping (but doesn't really).

Binding corner

Such a clever idea with a very effective end result!

Beehive quilt - binding detail 1

I'll be trying that one again for sure!!

Beehive quilt - label

You can find more creative spaces over at the lovely Kirsty's.

Have a stitchin' day.

Andi x

27 comments:

Katy said...

oooh, I'm dead curious now - got to go check that out. What is it? Like a flange?


ps - love that quilt. Can I have it? Green doesn't suit you - makes you look like a frog. Best send it to me actually.

Dragonfly said...

Wow! This is fabulous and I love the binding too... off to check it out too.

katrina said...

Andy, this is AMAZING! And also, it makes me feel bad that I still haven't gotten my butt moving at ALL on my bee quilt!

Katherine said...

Serious eye candy disguised as a quilt, Andi! It's so gorgeous and I'm in love with your quilting and your fancy shmancy binding.

Jen said...

That is so cool!I love the tutorial! Thanks for sharing. and this quilt is awesome! The quilting looks so great! It's looks so smooshy! (is that a word?) well anyway, it looks cuddly and has a very neat effect to it. <3 it!

One Flew Over said...

Nice work Beehivers. Love the green x

Lorraine said...

wow ... that some cool binding !!
Love this whole quilt to bits.

beeware said...

Andi it is absolutely stunning. I'd love to see it in person one day. I was thinking it would be good to have a flickr gallery dedicated to finished pics of our Beehive quilts- to encourage us to finish them & show the diversity!

flowerpress said...

Love the squiggly quilting!

Maree: said...

WOW!!.Just Gorgeous.
cheers

Wendy said...

Fancy shmancy is right! It's stunning, and the wavy quilting lines look incredible.

Cathy said...

Wow Andi you were so quick! it looks fabulous, love the wavy lines and that 'extra' binding is fabulous, thanks for the link. The two blacks frame it beautifully xo

danielle said...

gorgeous andi, i love this- so pretty, and the binding rocks!!

Victoria Paige said...

That's beautiful. I love everything about it.

Tania said...

'Rather well' did you say? Give me strength woman - after seeing it in person I can confirm it is GLOR-I-OUS!

Marit said...

Beautiful, colorful bee blocks turned into a masterpiece! Love your quilting, Andi!
; )

meli B said...

Great looking quilt. I don't know how people manage to coordinate these quilting bees. Must be so exciting when the parcels arrive. The binding is very clever. I checked out the tutorial. Thanks for sharing.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Beautiful quilt, and really cool binding! Thanks so much for sharing the link.

Jenny said...

Love the green!

Kate said...

Totally gorgeous! Love that binding.

Anonymous said...

That's a beautiful quilt and I love the wavey quilting. The sheet on the back was a serendipitous find!

Andrea in Minnesota

audreypawdrey said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! I really want to make a quilt in this style! I do like the effect of the wavy quilting, too, and the binding is neat.

beth said...

It's beautiful. Love that GREEN!!!

Amy Paul said...

that squiggily line quilting is SUBLIME! Gorgeous quilt. I'm off to check out the ottoman.
thanks for sharing!
xx Amy

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love this quilt...so pretty and that green is divine! The squiggly quilting is a great finish...nice alternative to meandering or straight line quilting.

Trisha said...

I love it! What a great scrappy quilt. I just adore that green. Great choice on your binding fabrics. So glad you got the chance to use the tutorial!

Rachel Hauser said...

Your quilting is fabulous here!