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This week was so crazy busy.. a couple of appointments, a field trip to the zoo with my son and 94 other kindergartners from his school.. but I did manage to get my MIL's "for the birds" quilt top backing, get it layered and quilted, and today I am finally working on the binding.
Plan to have it done just in time for the Blog Hop ( my day is on Friday, May 10th) and to give to my MIL when she comes to stay at our house while I am gone to Quilt Market.
The binding is turning out to be super scrappy since I decided to make it out of the leftover strips of different widths that I didn't use in the quilt top after I sewed them all together.
After cutting it out, it took nearly a whole spray bottle of water to press it, with all of those seams.
I really do need a new ironing board cover! Anyway, I really like how the scrappy binding is going to look, and I'm happy to be making use of the leftover fabrics.
I just love how binding looks when it's freshly made and all rolled up.
And I love the Madrona Road texty fabric. I worked a little bit of it into the quilt top. Without even knowing that someone in the story on the fabric has a sidekick named "Buster". lol My hub actually noticed it. Another personal note to the quilt.
Only a couple of weeks until the big reveal at the hop, so for now I will keep plugging along on the binding.. if I could only stop breaking needles along the way. UGH! I only have one left, and if it breaks, I won't be able to finish until after a trip to the store. Fingers crossed. Here is where it lies right now..
I will leave you with one more picture of yummy rolled up binding. It's actually not too bulky considering all of the seams.
Hope you're having a great weekend!
I am a huge fan of scrappy bindings, even though they can take a million years to make. I LOVE yours, and the photos are so lovely with the text fabric. The only time I ever did one with tiny pieces like that was my "Scrapapalooza 2003-05" quilt, which was judged in a regional show. The judges HATED my binding. And were unafraid to tell me how much. However, I could not care less as I loved it and still do. Judges do not know everything. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!