The other day Lorelei sent me pictures of the quilt she has been working on while she is deployed. Seeing all the work she has done on her beautiful quilt did a great job of lighting a spark under my bottom and getting me to bind the quilt I have been waiting to bind for about a month. (Progress on this quilt can be seen here and here.) I typically dread binding because my bindings always look...well... absolutely awful. I once asked my fellow Sew N Tellers what advice they had for binding, I went over those and found this awesome tutorial. I mean awesome.
I once got lazy and sewed both side of the binding and I have been kicking myself ever since then. It took a while, but it was worth it to hand sew the binding for this one; I did it while watching LOST, because I don't understand what's going on in the show anymore anyways. The first picture was taken outside on the clothesline, but it was so windy the quilt blew off and onto the ground! Charlie held up the quilt for the second picture, but I had to wait for him to get home from work so it was a little darker and the colors look less vibrant, but you get the idea. (I remember someone on the sew n tell a few weeks ago was taking photos of their quilt and it almost blew into a pool! eek).
This might be my favorite part of the whole quilt.
It always feels so good to get a quilt finished!
Check out the other finishes today