I sat down and finished the hand sewing the binding this evening!
Joanna asked, 'Don't you love doing the binding?' and yes, I do! Not sure if it is because it makes the quilt look so neat, or if it means you're on the home straight, and will soon be using the quilt to keep toasty warm.
Actually, keeping toasty warm is the last thing needed at the moment - the weather has been warm and sunny for quite a while, and sitting sewing this evening with (a) a cat and (b) a quilt on my lap was a bit much.
I haven't quite finished, though, as I want to put a label on the back.
Colleague Rita suggested that I embroider it, which I am mulling over. She also suggested that a small pearl button in the centre of each of the corner flower would look good, and I'm mulling over that too.
What do need a bit of attention - irritatingly - are some of the ends of the first few flowers that I quilted. My initial thread securing method was not good, and I need to rectify a few loose ends.
Summer, The Quilt - Julie of the The Crafty Quilter created this fun and smart quilt as a qal with tips and advice, and I joined in. I couldn't pass up this design; I love ...
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