So happy to be staying at my fifth and final short term housing and that, Sandra, the woman I’m staying with, HAS A SEWING SET UP! How lucky can a wandering quilter get? I finally got the binding on Eli’s stars this past week and we presented it to his family in church yesterday.
For the back I just used all the left over ends of the strips I cut for the log cabins on the front and basically made a coin quilt.
I also put the label in the coin quilt
And then I quilted it like a mad woman, yes, by hand. And no, it’s not a particularly brilliant idea to heavily piece a back if you’re hand quilting, but we got through it.
I owe a thanks to my good friend Meghan, without whom this quilt binding would not be possible. Couldn’t find a rotary cutter around here and I wasn’t about to go shell out the money for another one when I already own two, so Meghan and I went “Storage Unit Spelunking.” I knew generally where it was, but still, it was an adventure getting to it! While we were at it we retrieved some thread and fabric, so I have plenty to stay busy for now!