Friday, June 14, 2013

Binding.




I like to sew. I like to quilt. I don't like to bind quilts. I tried to learn how to bind from YouTube and the directions weren't too clear, but I did it, and it turned out alright. There's  something I like about quilting that drives others crazy: mistakes. In the first quilt I made with my oldest sister Sarah, I can see places where my seams don't line up perfectly and I know that's because I wanted to read the new Harry Potter book more than I wanted to sew at the moment. I think the mistakes are fun to remember. This quilt was SOOO easy since I just bought a jelly roll of precut strips, but figuring out that binding was a mess . . . and if you look hard, you can see it, but I love it! I love that someday I can show this to my mini's and say, "This is where I learned to bind. Can you tell!?!?!" And then we'll laugh and eat popcorn.

Somehow or another, this "throw" ended up being massive. Amen.







I love gray. I bought these because they were cheap! Hello, Clearance!

3 comments:

Maria said...

It turned our beautiful. Good work lady! You'll have to teach me one day.

Love your attitude toward mistakes too. You Are Awesome!

Kylie said...

So cute!

Jordan Jaked said...

Of course Harry Potter was more fun than quilting ;)

I can't tell you how much I can relate. I'm hoping to start quilting after I complete grad school. It looks like something I'd adore. This is a lovely little quilt!