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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Home Stretch - Binding

Earlier today I promised myself I was going to get into bed early tonight with a good book. I didn't sleep well last night and was draggin' my wagon all day today.

But, of course, now when I'm so close to finishing my sampler block baby quilt, I can't resist putting in a couple of hours tonight hand sewing on the binding.

I once asked a friend who is an extremely talented quilter what her favorite part of the whole quilting process is. Without hesitation, she replied, "The binding. Because when that's done, I can start something new!"


Erin said...

Even though I'm a beginning knitter, I can relate to the "favorite part" bit! When I am nearing the end I know that soon I can start something else with my yarn stash in the closet :)

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Ooooh, there's nothing like having a bunch of colorful, unused yarn (OR colorful, unused fabric!) to make our fingers itch for the next project! How 'bout some picture of what your knitting, lady??

wishes, true and kind said...

I enjoy putting on the binding, too. I get to enjoy the fabrics again, up close and personal, and think about the person who will be using it, etc. I put on a DVD, get my rhythm going, and just enjoy the process.

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Hi, Joan - So well put! Thinking about and enjoying the fabrics, pattern, time spent, recipient of the quilt all is very satisfying while sewing on the binding. Gone is the concern about colors, positioning, borders, etc. that we all experience while in the process of actually "making" the quilt.