Saturday, February 6, 2021

Fire Dance Quilt Finished

For this month's Friday Night with Friends, I decided I wanted to try to finish the binding on my Fire Dance quilt. I started at about 5:30PM and I was done by 9:30PM. I don't think I'll ever go back to sewing bindings by hand; I used to take weeks to finish them. (The trick is to sew the binding to the backside of the quilt and then flip it to the front so the "messy" side is on the back. I found several good videos showing how to do it, but this is the best one.)

I made two sets of matching pillowcases for this one.
I had it quilted with the Lorien's Dragons pantograph, which I love.
This quilt pattern was inspired by the quilt of the same name from the Batik Beauties book by Laurie J. Shifrin. I designed some half-blocks to make it larger for my bed.
This was the quilt flimsy laid out on my bed before it was quilted.


  1. A beautiful finish. I always machine my is too short to sit and hand sew for me.

  2. Your quilt looks stunning...& I LoVe the quilting design you chose too.
    Thanks for showing us at FNwF this month...xox

  3. Love this quilt - and thanks for the link to the machine binding - a few great tips even if you are not machining both sides.

  4. Gorgeous finish, love the quilting design you choose.

  5. Your quilt looks great. I love the quilted dragons.

  6. What a beautiful quilt! I must admit I enjoy sewing on binding by hand, as it is the last time I am handling my quilt before it is finished :-)