Can you see what is in that picture? Beside the most gorgeous 6 year old on the PLANET. A quilt that has a binding on it. Yeppers. The first full size quilt I have ever done by hand. Why doesn't anyone tell you that your wrist is really going to hurt after an entire day of hand sewing?
This quilt had to get done about 5 months ago. It is for my in laws 5oth wedding anniversary. Which was about 5 months ago. But 5 months ago, I had no idea how to bind a quilt. And I didn't want to mess this up. Because it is kind of special.
So after binding a baby quilt, I started to think that I could do this one. But whether I believed it or not, it had to get done. You see, we are off to Scottsdale to see my in laws for a few days and there is no way I could land in Arizona without this quilt. It has been far too long as it is.
I am so glad to have this one done. Binding isn't half as bad as I thought it would be. And if I am not been bombarded with "Mom, where's my ...." or "Mom, can you ..." or "Mom, so and so did this or that", I actually kind of find it meditative.
Binding done on this one means that I can do the binding on a few others. Getting that done will be a good thing. I am all about getting things off my plate these days.
Anyhow, one down, a few more to go. But they will have to wait a couple of days until we get back.
PS - here's the front side of the quilt
PPS - I am going shopping at Target while in Scottsdale. Just in case you were curious.
PPPS - In order to bind a quilt without interruption, I would have to do it in my car, parked in the drive way, with a flashlight on my head, between the hours of 2 am and 4:30 am, when no one in my family is awake. That's about the only way. No kidding.