Monday, February 11, 2019

Island Batik Ambassadors Mini Challenge Part 3

My Island Batik Magnificent Mini is complete!  Today I'm going to share with you how I did that crazy curvy binding!

Here's the quilt before I started the binding.  I used Hobbs Tuscany Silk Batting and Aurifil Thread for the quilting.

Here's the back! 

The next step was trimming the curvy line marked on the front.  Then it was time to attach the binding.  I decided to use bias binding since it bends and flexes and I was going to use a single fold binding, but my friend Sarah Ann Smith suggested using a double fold so I tried it.  This binding is only 1/8 inch thick since it's a mini so I cut it at 1.5 inches wide on the bias.  I then attached it very slowly and very carefully.  It was NOT easy, but it turned out well.  You could only take a few stitches before having to stop and turn the binding.

Then came the mini binding clips.  I LOVE these!

After hand stitching the back here is the finished quilt!  I am in LOVE with it.  It's so classical and dainty finishing at just 14 inches.

I hope you get to quilt today!


  1. Congrats on getting that curvy binding done. I am afraid that is beyond me at this point in time.

  2. Holy wow this is just beyond amazing!

  3. This is gorgeous - the quilting and the curvy edges.

  4. Suzy, what a beautiful quilt! Love that curved binding. I've never cut a binding strip at that width, so I can imagine some careful turning was involved, but boy oh boy, it sure finishes that quilt well! (Hey, were you at the MN Quilters meeting on Saturday?)

  5. Your mini is truly MAGNIFICENT!!!
    Happy Quilting! :-)

  6. Perfect finish to a beautiful project. Love the new look on your blog too.

  7. Wow!! I was wondering what the finished size would be. Just beautiful.

  8. Love it. It's small and mighty! Great artwork piece.

  9. The curvy binding makes your quilt even more gorgeous! Well done!