It’s a very simple design using a Kate & Birdie charm pack called Blueberry Park from Moda, a little more white Moda, and two yards of the yellow with flowers for the backing and binding – also from the Kate & Birdie Blueberry Park line.
(An interesting note: I just found out Gloria Wall, the designer that started Kate & Birdie, lives in Winnipeg – which is where I’m from/live. So cool!!)
This is the first time I didn’t really follow a pattern – which is VERY unlike me. I cut two-inch by five inch strips of white to piece on either side of the charm pack pieces. And then long two inch strips of white to fit between the rows. I really wanted to showcase each of the fabric line’s patterns.
And I used my favourite thread, Aurifil, to piece, quilt and hand sew on the binding. I love this thread so much. No more tangling!! I just wish it was easier to find in Canada. I really need to stock up. And I’m dying to try their invisible thread for a major appliqué project I’m starting soon!
I hand sew all my bindings. I know there are machine methods but I love the process of finishing off the quilt by hand. If I’m making this for someone, I like to think about them as I’m finishing their quilt.
Do you prefer hand-sewing or machine sewing your bindings?
Speaking of my favourite thread, I have a little five-pack of Aurifil to giveaway to one lucky reader. Just follow the Rafflecopter prompt listed below.
This giveaway has ended! Congratulations to Katie H. who won the Auriful thread pack!
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