Sunday, July 22, 2018

Aurora Quilt Sew-Along Week 8

How quickly does time fly when you are having a wonderful time - I can't believe this is the last week of the Aurora Quilt Sew Along.  The past 8 weeks have been filled with so many stunning quilts being made that it has blown me away at how many have joined in and how many are working on finishing an Aurora Quilt.

Week 8 is all about getting everything ready to finish and complete your quilt.  You will need to organize and sort the backing for your quilt.  Choosing Binding is always great fun for that finishing touch and also making the decision on how you are going to quilt it yourself (whether by hand or machine) or even enlisting a Long Arm Quilter to do the quilting - this week is all about decisions.

Once you have quilted your quilt (or have had it quilted for you) you will need to sew on your Binding and then either hand or machine stitch the Binding into place.

Here is a Tutorial that I have made on a tip to help you sew the binding continuously around the corners of your quilt

I have had a great time also sewing along making this Spectacle fabric inspired version.  With the quilt back from being quilted, I used the Rifle Paper Co's - Amalfi Stripe for binding.  This was the perfect choice to tie all the colours together.  


Image thanks to @jesslovestosew

Image thanks to @bethannstitches_

Image thanks to @thederpyquilter

Image thanks to @julietapu

This weeks Sponsor is Cassie at Sew Stitching Happy - she has this beautiful Bundle of Fabrics to give away to our last lucky winner.  So to be in the running for the final week make sure to post your pics and progress (no matter which stage you are at) to the #auroraquiltsewalong and #auroraquilt hashtags.  

When I first had the idea to run this Sew Along - I had no idea that it would be so well received and that so many people would join and sew along.  It has been so inspiring to see your quilts progress as well as make lots of new sewing friends along the way.  So thank you for coming on this fun ride with me. 

A massive thanks also to all the Sponsors who donated some amazing prizes each week.

Happy Quilting
Jemima x x

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