Friday, April 6, 2012

why I don't sew often

 I just had to snap some pictures this morning while I was sewing.  Lately I've mentioned how Finley has been a busy little girl and that sewing has been pretty hard to manage.  Now I have some funny pictures to prove it. :)
Crackle binding
While I was cutting these pretty strips for binding, Finley was having a little fun on her own.
Finley - 21 months Finley - 21 months Finley - 21 months
I'm pretty sure I got up at least 5 or 6 times during the 20 minutes it took me to make this binding.  Then Eli decided to join in the fun.  What started out as a simple binding picture turned into this:
Crackle binding
and this:
Crackle binding
Oh, these kids.  As crazy as things can get, they sure make life fun.  I'm thankful.
Crackle binding
I somehow managed to get my binding sewn on, can you believe it?  Can't wait to finish this up!  I'm looking forward to some quality couch time with this little quilt. 
xo, A

ps - I was happy to see how many of you commented on my last post and said you enjoy handsewing your bindings down just as much as I do.  Glad to hear it is not just me. ;) 

22 comments:

  1. I love hand sewing bindings! I don't know if it's because its therapeutic hand work, or because I know I'm close to the finish line.

    Your daughter is adorable!

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  2. Ack! I can't even handle the cuteness.
    I saw the last post but don't think I commented. I really enjoy the hand sewing binding thing to. It's very relaxing.

    Love the new quilt
    xo

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  3. No machine bindings for me either :) This reminds me of my house and all the craziness going on whenever I try to do anything!

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  4. I'm laughing because this is totally my life right now. My little one just hit 18-months and it is a challenge to sew . . . but I wouldn't trade it for the world.

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  5. I didn't even attempt quilting during the years my kids were newborn to three years old. What's the point? Too much stress over needles, pins, scissors, irons, etc. I just put it away and brought it out when the youngest was three. I wish I had known how to knit at the time though! Much less stress involved with bamboo needles. Although I'm sure those kids can knot the heck out of some yarn! :-)

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  6. This is like my house. My son just turned 18 months, and I can't get anything done when he's awake. But I just love being with him, so that's ok. Adorable pictures.

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  7. I wonder how many of us are out there... wrestling our rotary cutters and pins away from these precocious little people. My 6 month old Scarlet has started the scooting and crawling -- I'm in for it now! :) Cute babies though... I'm looking forward to some binding time too, but first i need to make it, and it's King-Sized, so I'm putting off sewing it on!

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  8. what an adorable little girl...she is precious, and I know you are enjoying every moment of their childhoods..it goes by so fast, take it from a great-grandmother..I would love to call it all back, so savor each moment..

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  9. How precious!! Such great photos -- and that lamp, wow - it's wonderful!!

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  10. Your kids are so sweet. I love the pictures!

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  11. these are some super adorable photos!

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  12. I'm in the same boat right now. I've got an infant who currently refuses to be put down (EVER), and a toddler who's into everything. Instead of getting aggrevated over my lack of sewing time, I have to remind myself of how thankful I am for my little girls.
    ***And I totally agree - handsewing the binding is the BEST part of quilting. The worst? Basting - hands down.

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  13. Finishing my binding by hand is the best! Very meditative for me, plus it makes tv time seem so productive. I loved your take on Aneela's Crackle quilt. It made me want to break out a layer cake and give it a try. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Hand sewing the binding down is the best part of making a quilt!

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  15. Glad you got some time to sew! We'll get together again soon.

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  16. I see Finley was having a no pants party again. Lol! Cute pics!! Love the quilt. I want to see it in person soon!! =)

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  17. i can totally relate to you as a mom of an 11 month old, a 2 1/2 yr old plus 4 more who are in school (until next month anyways). your quilt is adorable!

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  18. Oh man that is the future Neri...I can just see her in Finley! What a sweetie. Your quilt is beautiful...I love your taste in fabrics. Do you have any tips for finding similar look in flannel for a simple baby blanket?

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  19. I love the look of your quilt and that backing : ) Your socks look very cosy. I am knitting some too. Enjoy the week-end

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  20. Your daughter is adorable. I am back to quilting after a long break, my youngest is now 17 and doesn't interrupt me so much anymore ;)

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  21. Oh, those kiddos. They are so cute. I love the close-up sniff of the binding. ;)

    And the quilt is going to be amazing! I will have to put Crackle on the list.

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  22. Hey! New to your blog and new to quilting. Question: where do you usually get your fabrics from? Moda, etsy, local? Thanks for your inspiring blog!

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