Thursday, January 26, 2012

~ In a Bind ~

Yesterday I had big plans to put the binding on my sail boat quilt so I could (finally!) move on to other projects. I cut the binding strips when I realized ... quite suddenly ... that I was pretty sick with the flu and had a 102 temperature.

Next ... I layed around (moaning may or may not have been involved) for the next 24 hours.


Sometime after noon today I decided to shower and go ahead and resume life. The fever is gone, but the achiness still hangs in there.


I attached said binding to the quilt using a little wider than usual binding to accomodate the rick-rack on the edges.




I got out my handy-dandy sewing kit so I would be ready for the next step ... the hand sewing part ... a part I really love.

I put some binder clips on and I am ready to go to work.


Once I sit down again.


And finish regretting that I may or may not have pushed myself too hard today.


It's totally worth it though. Especially since the next step involves a lot of sitting.

I plan to name her "Permanent Wave." You like??

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6 comments:

  1. Love the quilt. The rick-rack looks so much like waves under the sailboats! I enjoy hand sewing the binding on a quilt too! I'm following you now so I can see your upcoming projects.

    Visiting from The Charm of Home, Debra

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  2. thanks for stopping by! I love quilts and I am always looking for ways to incorporate them in my home. I look forward to reading your blog and seeing your beautiful work! My two fave things are the ocean and quilts, you have the best of both worlds!

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  3. What a sweet quilt! I love the use of the red, white and blue, so pretty. The rick rack is a unique touch. Makes me wish I was a quilt!!! Thanks for stopping by and visiting us, Laura

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  4. Oh my gosh I love this!! Is the rickrack waves your design? And the color, some of my favs!

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  5. I just fell in love with your quilt!! So adorable!! And the name is perfect!!
    Pink Hugs,
    Dee

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