I needed to get back to my sewing, so I got the binding on this flannel quilt sewn on last night.
I had machine sewn the binding on a couple weekends ago on my girlfriend quilty weekend getaway, so last night I just sat down and hand stitched the whole thing down. Now it is done.
Ashamed to say that this quilt is one of my first quilts....probably over 10 years ago. It was made to go into my living room where I had a sand rose leather couch and bluish green chair. I no longer have that furniture. Now I have red. So....this isn't going to go. I think it will be a good quilt for the couch in the basement. That's why I said.....tastes change. Another reason not to wait too long to finish a quilt.
Why did it take me so long? Well, I had seen this quilt in the quilt shop and it was being offered up as a class. I signed up and then the gal who was teaching it got sick with leukemia and was sick for well over a year. I thought that I could do it anyways (which I could), but what held me back in finishing it was that it was hand quilted in perle cotton with a very pretty design. Of course by the time I got the quilt top done, I couldn't remember how she had quilted it (it was no longer displayed in the shop), so there sat all my perle cotton for all these years. I finally just got fed up seeing this sit in my closet, so it went along to the quilter with two other quilts (that still need their bindings made). Now it is finished and outta the sewing room. That in itself is a good feeling.
Also, yesterday I squared up all the lavender half square triangles for the baby quilt that I started, so I guess the next thing will be to put a row or two of the lavender zig zag rows together.
I would say I am back in the swing of quilting. I just needed to get my behind in that room and get myself motivated. So, the wedding "let down" is done and over. I'll be back with something new to report soon.