Aches and pains hampered some of the hand sewing yesterday, yet I remained undaunted, machine sewing the bindings instead. I prefer hand-sewn bindings, but didn’t wish to aggravate my right shoulder.
I am so pleased for how these turned out; I machine quilted them with bright orange thread, and the contrast is nice on the lighter squares.
Using my machine does make for faster completions, so I’m grateful for that method. I wanted to get these placemats to my daughter today, although a big blue quilt of theirs is still hanging around my house for repair.
This comforter has been languishing for a few months; it needed holes fixed as well as a new binding, but over the last couple of weeks I’ve given it the proper attention. Not sure why quilt revivals have been high on my agenda, but there’s great satisfaction in restoration.
This one is well loved, and with rain forecast for the coming week, I’ll happily snuggle under it while attaching that new binding. In retrospect, another quarter inch in width would have been nice, but every project is a learning experience. Next time I make a binding for an older quilt, I’ll remember this blanket, and plan accordingly. Not sure what the next project will be, although some mini charm pack squares have found their way onto a quilt wall. Perhaps that will be this week’s endeavor.