Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Binding Matters

The Quick Quilts sampler came back from uber-talented machine quilter Karen Dovala today, so I'm glad I got the binding ready this past weekend. It took about an hour to machine stitch the binding on and trim the quilt edges, and now I'm ready for my favorite part...hand stitching the binding to the back of the quilt. This always feels soothing and triumphant to me, so even though the weather's kind of hot to have a quilt in my lap, I'm looking forward to the work.

I used a binding pieced from lots of the block fabrics for this one, to bring a variety of colors to the outside of the quilt. I think it will punctuate the edge of the gray outer border nicely. Full photo coming soon!

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