After admitting defeat when I worked out I hadn’t actually put away any fabric after all for the binding of my Christmas quilt, I braved the rain and went shopping. “I want something squidgy”, I told Kathy in the Krazy Cow quilt shop. She knew exactly what I wanted and showed me the range of Moda Marbles. Now, shall I get red or green? I finally settled on a dark green with splashes of a lighter green. As it’s only for the binding, there wont be much on show. With the fabric washed, ironed, cut into strips and joined, I was all set to go. It didn’t actually take too long at all to machine stitch it on the quilt.
I’m a real “pinner” and like to have it all pinned down before I do the hand stitching at the back. It’s quite satisfying doing this step, I always think. I’m not quite finished yet, but I’m sure to reach my goal of having it all done in time for Wednesday evening. That will be the last quilt club meeting of the year, and my long winded Christmas quilt will be finished in time for the final Show and Tell. It sounds like a fun evening, a special supper, a bit of a sing-along, and no doubt a few high-jinks from the committee as well.