A little quilt for baby Wyatt whose mama wants him to grow up to be a cowboy. And with 3 older sisters in the house let's hope a horse is in his future real soon! :)
This blanket represents a small triumph in my quilting progression. I have been hand sewing ALL my bindings since day one. And while I love the look of hand sewn bindings, they take a lot of time. When I quilt for other people 99% of the time they could care less if the binding is hand sewn or machine sewn.
So in an effort to save myself more time I was determined to figure out this machine binding bit. I've made several attempts, all of which were less than stellar in my eyes. Not to be dissuaded I carried on. I talked to Renae a bunch. She only does machine bindings so she helped me work through my hang ups/misfortunes. Wyatt's blanket represents my first successful (in my mind!) machine sewn binding. For that can I get a hallelujah? It's a happy day indeed. I still plan on hand sewing the bindings on my own quilts but for other people's I have now overcome a major obstacle.
(Somewhere I had taken a picture of the binding, but as I post it is nowhere to be found. Sorry. You'll just have to imagine my success. :)
What about you? What are your quilt binding obstacles/hang ups?
Quilt design/dimensions here.