Our cozy living room is now even cozier with a tree in it! Mind you, there was some furniture rearranging that took place in order to accommodate a TREE in the living room.....and I found myself in a bind! I had to move my stitching chair...disband my entire little corner of the room. Which means I no longer have my wonderfully enlightening stitching lamp over my right shoulder. And it just won't work with the room configuration to put it there either. So what's a girl to do? No way could I get any sampler stitching done today...it was a pretty gray day outside. No light....no linen counting for me.
So, I decided to concentrate on quilt binding today. High def lighting isn't necessary to do that! And I got TWO quilts bound today!
I'm super excited about this. You might remember I was working on my pinwheel quilt binding yesterday. This is a BIG quilt....91 x 91. Which means not a quick one to bind! But I finished it this morning! And then this afternoon I got the binding done on the scrappy repro American Pie quilt (a Miss Rosie's pattern).
I couldn't wait to run them both thru a rinse cycle and pop them in the dryer so they get all crinkly and old looking! I never pre-wash my fabrics, for this very reason.
I love how puckery they turned out.
And they'll just get softer and more crinkly with every use.
American Pie is the perfect size to snuggle up with on the sofa or in my chair. And I love all the color in it!
So I found myself in a bind, and ended up getting lotsa binding done! I'm almost caught up with quilt binding! Which is a good thing, because I'm going to try and get quite a few quilt tops basted....both for hand quilting and machine quilting, and then I'll have even more binding to do! This month is the perfect time to get it done since I shall not be working on stitching in the evenings between now and Christmas. This 'bind' could prove to be a good thing!