Mechanic’s Quilt Finished

Too bad the socks for his wife aren’t finished! Yesterday a friend asked me to do a blog post about how I do the binding, which meant I had to do some binding so I chose this quilt.

This could be my first finish for 2012.  I can’t remember if I finished anything or not but I think I didn’t.  Lots of tops have been made, several tops have been quilted but the stack of “almost done” quilts is getting pretty tall.

Binding tutorial will be posted this evening . . if it rains!  If it doesn’t rain, I’ll try to get the tutorial done on Tuesday. Why does the rain matter?  Because if it rains, I don’t have to water the garden and will have an extra hour or so.


  1. 1

    Ok that quilt is gorgeous and yes Texas is perfect for you because the setting to take pictures of your quilt just enhances them! Just so darn pretty! Should be in a country magazine!!!

  2. 2

    That’s one beautiful quilt! I really like the design and the colors.

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    vickie van dyken says:

    Really came out beautiful!! Of Course :). You keep a tight schedule!! I tried that not sitting down thing…I got Vertigo!!! LOL …I really did, but that is because I am always getting something. I get tired of that but whatta ya gonna do?? I don’t have insurance soooo when and if I get it…I am guessing I will never get sick again!!!!!
    Happy sunny here Monday.

  4. 4

    Beautiful quilt!

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    Sue in Scottsdale, AZ says:

    This quilt is beautiful. I love the colors and the pattern. Your setting for the picture is perfect.

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    Love the quilt and the fence!

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    bettina walia says:

    lovely looking quilt….the colors match so nicely….im sure the recipients will appreciate your gift of kindness.

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    Very nice! It looks so crisp — as do most of your quilts. At first I thought it was custom quilting, then I enlarged it and could see the overall pattern. But especially in the white (cream) areas, it looks like a custom design. Very cool.

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    Barb in MI/FL says:

    Gorgeous… looks very masculine! I’m sure he’ll be most appreciative.

    Barb in MI/FL

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    I have been fighting with a binding, so I can’t wait to hear what you have to say. I still have another quilt to do right away. How fortunate you’ll be posting soon.

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    It’s gorgeous! They will love it.

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    Carla in Ma says:

    What a Beautiful quilt

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    The quilt looks great and I see that you used your “favorite” panto on it too.:) Really sets it off. The colors are very pleasing for a man or anyone for that matter. I like it a lot.

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    Rosalie says:

    It is so true about how long it takes to water the garden! God does it so much more efficiently – almost 2 inches here since last night! Great sewing weather.

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    Oh beauty for my eyes. Great job. Also the binding tut is great exactly the way I do it.

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    Doe in Mi says:

    Wow, I am so impressed with this quilt. When I first read about it and seen the drawing and colors you had picked I didn’t think I’d like it that well. But it is absolutely stunning.