I started this quilt on May 24, 2016 and finished it on May 4th, 2017. I never would have stuck with it but I really hate unfinished projects. And I don’t like to admit defeat.
I was planning on having Terry hold the quilt up for me out in the yard so I could get some final photos of the entire quilt.
But it’s too big.
So I just threw it on the couch in the family room.
I should have had these photos up last week but I didn’t get the quilt finished until the wee hours of last Thursday morning. Because I procrastinated on putting the binding on. I always procrastinate when I’m not sure how to do things.
Really. Binding is easy. But I’m always a bit wary about the final step where the ends are stitched together and then sewn onto the quilt.
It is VERY easy to cut the ends too short. But I didn’t. They were perfect.
If you follow the tutorial from Craftsy that I mentioned last week, the corners just miter themselves.
I waited to do all that last Monday morning–knowing that I had to hand-stitch that binding to the back of the quilt. Which took me until Thursday morning so I didn’t get any photos to put on last week’s post.
And since I had a week to write this post, I made some pillow shams. I had these pillow forms laying around the house and could never find anywhere to store them. So I used them.
I made the one on the right, first. I’ve always liked “wonky stars”. Then I thought I’d make four more Splendid Sampler blocks for the other pillow and started with “Whirling in Circles”. Got one done and realized that I would definitely go insane if I made another three. Enough. Done. Finished with those blocks.
So here’s the quilt on the guest bed.
Done. Done. On to another one! Just kidding. Taking a break–from quilting!
Next week I’m posting about a quilt I made a few years ago. It’s one of my favorites. It was on my other blog, Just a Slice of Life in Perfect. I was moving it over to this site but then decided that I didn’t like the photos so I made a whole new post for next Thursday!