New Orleans House Project

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Slow Sunday Stitching: More Never-Ending Quilt Binding!

My eyes needed a little break from today's Slow Sunday Stitching project.
I've been hand-stitching the binding on this Halloween small quilt.  The binding has a black background and I'm using black thread for the stitching.  It's hard on the eyes, even with my wonderful Ott lamp for illumination!

I did finish the binding on my previous Slow Sunday Stitching project.  This baby quilt was inspired by a stack of Tula Pink's Hushabye fabrics and a Moda Bake Shop pattern

I didn't want to cut the yard-sized piece of hidden owl fabric, so I used it for the back of the quilt.  Instead of a stark white background fabric, I used Kona Snow - it worked beautifully!

If you're a fan of hand-stitching, be sure to check out the other Slow Sunday Stitchers over at Kathy's Quilts.  As for me, it's time to go add some more stitches and enjoy some slow time with my family!


  1. Cute quilts and fabrics. I love the moda bake shop. I did their woven quilt this summer and used up a lot of 2.5 inch strips of scraps. Pieced backs are fun and I think they make for a more interesting quilt.

  2. Such pretty fabrics. Enjoy your slow stitching. Those pumpkins are so cute, they just make me smile.

  3. i love sewing bindings.
    great halloween fabric!! cute baby quilt too
    i found the hidden owl

  4. Cute quilts. I'll have to check out the Moda bakeshop pattern. I haven't been there for awhile and don't remember that quilt.

    I always stock up on Kona Snow to use with my 30s reproduction fabrics. They just seem to go perfectly together.

  5. As cute as the pumpkins are, the moda fabrics are beautiful!

  6. The black thread/background is so hard to see sometimes! The good thing is, it's hard for the critiques to see too.:) Sweet little baby quilt--love the soft colors.

  7. That dotty fabric is fabulous for a binding, but it would be hard on the eyes after a while :)
    Thanks for linking up and sharing your progress!