Thank you for all your comments about your quilting pet peeves. It was fun to read all of them and be able to relate to eachother as quilters about what bugs us. It's a good thing that the wonderful things about quilting far outweigh the bad.
I finally finished my first block of the month quilt from 2004, yay me!! It is quite pathetic that it has taken me this long, but I prefer not to dwell on that. I am just so happy that it's done and I love it. This is the quilt that I ran out of bobbin thread on (previous post) and then when I wound the new bobbin and started sewing with it and it kept breaking. Fun! But I worked it out and soldiered on.
Yep, I put this binding on by machine. No hand stitching for me. Not that I have a problem with hand stitching, I have finished many quilts with a hand stitched binding. But I really wanted a decorative stitch and I didn't see the point in doing it by hand and then stitching over it with a decorative stitch. I don't have that much time! And for a quilt that I started in 2004 the most important thing is that it gets done!
I am really proud of myself for getting the decorative stitching to line up right along the binding on the front and back of the quilt. That is usually a problem for me but not this time! I had this handy dandy tutorial. Thanks, Cassie!
I love the pinwheels in the corners!
I think a pieced backing adds character.
If you haven't checked out Crafty Giveaways as I mentioned in my folded flowers post, you should click your way over there. She does giveaways regularly and they are really great ones. This week she is giving away completed blocks to make an Irish chain quilt!