Helping Natalie with Patchwork Binding

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This week is Alpine Days. It is a community event that culminates on Saturday with races, a parade, a quilt show, an art show, a carnival, and fireworks, among other things. Now that my kids are older (and I'm older!), the quilt and art shows are the main attractions for me. I'm going to enter 3 quilts in the show and I'm helping Natalie get her quilts ready to show, too.
Natalie cut strips and I sewed together 13 yards of binding for her Bento Box quilt. She wanted patchwork binding with plain colors to match the plains in the quilt.
This is what we had left over. She cut enough strips to make probably 30 yards of patchwork binding so I'm sure we can use that for another project. Doesn't it look so pretty all wrapped up together. I love looking at stitched, ironed and organized binding.
We stitched the binding on the quilt. Now she has to hurry and hand stitch to finish it and to meet the Thursday evening deadline. It was fun to work in the sewing room with my daughter. Working together made the project go really fast.

-nanette
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Simone de Klerk said...

What a fun idea, the patchwork binding! And the quilt it is used for is very pretty. Love the quilting work!

Purple Quilter Queen said...

I love patchwork bindings. That's usually how I make my bindings. It is time consuming to make but does gives it that special look to tie it all together. Good luck in the show to you both!! Show us your quilts!! Jenn

Nedra said...

The colors are so beautiful when put together in the binding. How fun for you to have Natalie to share with in your love of quilting. Enjoy Alpine Days!

Sandi said...

I've got a quilt that I want to do a patchwork binding on and I just can't seem to get to it. Maybe I need to have my daughter come over and we'll do it together. Sometimes projects that require more work and patience are so much more fun when two are doing the work......as you well know!

Chartreuse Moose said...

Perfect binding! Bet the quilt will get lots of raves!

Annette said...

The binding does look very pretty. What a fun time spent with your daughter at the sewing machine. And you are very fortunate that way. My daughters have no interest in sewing, though I've tried. But maybe one day.

Heather F. said...

I'll be at Alpine Days. You might know my Mom, Pam Wilkins. I think she came to the quilt group a few times.

badlandsquilts said...

Great quilting in that bottom photo!

Brandie said...

I can't wait to see your projects. I know they will all be gorgeous!

Muddling Through said...

I like those solids she picked. It's so nice to pass along your gift to your daughters. And so much fun to enjoy the same talents!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Love the patchwork binding. Sounds like such a fun weekend and I bet it is wonderful to work together!

belinda said...

Oh I L-U-V patchwork binding!!!!! These solids are FAB! At first I was thinking it was for her Cactus quilt....hhhmmm, but that one is already finished....isn't it???

Lori Holt said...

Hi Nanette...
I am so glad you got to spend a fun day in your sewing room with your daughter and I love the pachwork binding.
Are you going to show us the quilts you are showing for Alpine Days?
xx
lori

Rumi said...

How nice to have a daughter who shares your craftiness. How fun to work side by side!

pratima said...

What a fantastic day, you and Natalie had!! It's awesome to have a lovely companion at home who shares similar interests :)
Have a wonderful time at the show :D

Jan Marie said...

How fun. The festival sounds great. I can't wait to see the quilt with the binding on.

Miss White Wall said...

I love the binding, so colorful and pretty!

Pat said...

I like that binding a lot. I am one who doesn't mind doing bindings the old-fashioned way. So many now sew them on by machine, but I don't do that more than very occasionally.

Mel said...

Oh I wish my mother enjoyed quilting!! I've tried and tried . . .

Love the pics!

Kim D. said...

What a pretty binding, I would love to see the whole quilt with the binding attached. How fun to sew with your daughter. Good luck at the show.

em's scrapbag said...

Pieced bindings are a favorite of mine.

Jan said...

Good luck to both you and Natalie Nannette :) It sounds like a fun time for all!!! I adore your new pattern below :) Awesome job!!!

I wanted to thank you for all the kind comments you've left on my Blog ... for your prayers too!!! They mean the world to us :)

Enjoy all the festivities :)

Cathi said...

I love pieced bindings -- think they add just another layer of interest to a quilt.

Janet said...

I love bindings that have lots of fabrics. The quilt looks great.