Today was all about the binding for the Scrappy Picnic Plaid Quilt. This was the last day to post photos of the finished quilt on Instagram for the challenge. Sure, I could drag it out and finish it later, but it still had to be wrapped for Christmas for a special kid of mine.
I like a scrappy binding, especially on a scrappy quilt. I wanted to use just 3 colored fabrics with a white piece to separate them. The majority would be the same as the backing--the black/gray/white.
Binding is so pretty all rolled up, isn't it?
Reminds me of a sushi roll.
Only I don't like sushi rolls.
I was sweating this job out trying to get it done!
I've machine-stitched binding onto the back before, but haven't been real happy with it.
This time, I parked myself in front of the fireplace and TV
to sew this baby on. Meet the Parents and Meet the Fockers kept meentertained...such funny movies!
I like to cut my binding strips 3" wide. That gives me plenty of room to play with and fold over.
Enjoying the fire and a good movie on a snowy, cold December day.
Stay tuned for photos tomorrow of the finished quilt! Yahoo!
*Day 17 of 31 Days of Blogging Challenge