If you’ve been following my attempts at quilting then you know that binding the quilts is one of my favorite things to do. It is the ending, the completion that seems to make the whole process worthwhile. I am by nature ambitious and set out this weekend to
cram finish three quilt bindings in one weekend. That was the plan… I even had the hubris to say that I might try to do something else, like put one of the nursery quilts together as well.
Binding a quilt the way that I’ve chosen to bind my quilts is a stately process. You really can’t hurry it along as I was trying to do and if you did, I don’t know that I would like the finished product at all. It is a methodical, beautiful, measured, process and if I can be so bold as to quote one of my quilting friends, “neck down work”.
I started with the Christmas quilt since I had finished piecing it back in March, the my green Sage Garden Quilt since I am to surprise a friend with it tonight!! EEEEK!! The Arbor Lane quilt, which is by far the larger of the three quilts will have to wait until next weekend.
I didn’t even create the binding yet, let-alone sew it to the quilt. It’s still on the couch mocking me for my overly ambitious plan. I did take out one of the nursery quilt kits to see what I will have in store for me this week. My plan (don’t laugh) is to try to finish it by the end of the week.
On a side note, I never did finish the mini quilt for the swap due to the fact that I sewed the first half at 3/8″ and the second half at 1/4″ seam… but that’s a different story. Until next time, happy quilting!!