|To make the binding, I picked a couple of fabrics that I had less than a fat quarter of, but at least a square of 13", and used them all up. Man, that feels good! Although I'm going to miss this fun fabric!|
|You can see some of the quilting here. I think she called the design she used "Blooming Feathers."|
|Binding Clips, how I love you!! Those metal snap shut barrettes served me well for years, but these binding clips are just THE BEST!|
|I didn't cut off the points on the right in real life, just in my photos.|
Oh, and one last little bit. This is a bit of bragging, but so much has been going "wrong" in my life these days, I want to focus on what is going "right" even if to do nothing more than cheer myself up. When I picked up the quilt from the long arm quilter, I met her at our Monday quilt group. When I came back from putting the quilt in the car (after showing it off to everyone there, of course), she was raving about my piecing, how row after row was exactly the same size and how she never sees that. Again, having never sent quilts out for quilting, I didn't even realize this is important. She said that if she graded construction on a scale of 1-100, she'd give mine a 95. A for the day!! Whew! Putting blocks together made from over 60 people with different levels of experience was a bit challenging, but it worked out. I guess taking the time to square up my blocks at every step is worth the trouble after all (although when I am doing it, I am grumbling the whole time, wanting to rush ahead with more piecing).
Have a great day, everyone. And no matter what happens in our Presidential Election here in the US today, remember that we here are all united in our love of quilting.
I'm linking up with Monday Making and Oh, Scrap!