Good Morning, Quilters!
Today we are discussing whether or not it is okay to do the binding before the quilting is finished.
Before we get started…I had to say I laughed out loud at how many of you saw “MOM” and “WOW” in yesterdays tutorial of The Egg and Dart motif! I will always think of it as the “MOM” motif! It’s reminds of some of the perception illusions like the Vase and Face
or the Blue or White Dress illusion (I’m a white/gold girl!)
Boxes and Vines-A Work in Progress
You will be seeing a lot of this quilt in the next few weeks. After seven years, I am almost finished. (I’ll explain why it’s taken seven years in another post…)
Right now, I’m working on the last of the quilting, the center squares.
Hand Sewing the Binding
However, the weather has been so nice in Minnesota that I wanted to sit outside and do a little hand sewing.
So, I decided to stitch the binding before the quilting was finished.
I know that’s not the normal order of things.
However, because the border is quilted and 90% of the rest of the quilt is completed, I am confident that adding the binding at this point will not cause distortion.
I have to say, it’s rather nice to know that when I’m finished quilting, the quilt will be finished!
As an added bonus, it’s lovely to see a bound edge as I quilt!
What about YOU?
Have you ever bound a quilt before you finished quilting it?
Do you hand stitch outside?
Are you nearly finished with a big quilt?
Has it ever taken you seven years to finish a quilt?
Are you a blue and black or white and gold dress girl?
We’d LOVE to hear!
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