This morning I finally put the binding on the chartreuse rail fence quilt. I chose a medium blue (Kona, Candy Blue, I think) to bring out the blue in the prints. I always use a 2″ binding, sewn to the back with a 1/4″ foot, then sewn to the front with a blind stitch. (Tutorial here. Yuri helps!)
It washed up nice and cuddly, but I will need to lint roll it for a few pills. I discuss quilting it here. Again, yeah, Yuri helps. What would I do without that cat?
My 20 year old DS (home from college) likes to lounge in my studio and offer opinions, and he was very positive about the colors in these donation quilts. He often faults me for not using bright enough colors, and he thought these were great. With any luck they will be as appreciated by the kids who receive them.
And I’m on to one final Christmas project, a t-shirt quilt for DH, with a fleece backing, so it won’t affect the numbers (I currently don’t expect to use fabric, there are so many shirts), but should be fun to sew on these days leading up to Christmas.
Hope you’re finishing everything you wish! I’m linking up to Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts.