Monday, December 29, 2014

A Mad Rush to Finish the Binding

Apparently I didn't get the memo that this is a week for relaxing. Here I am powering through the binding when normally I put it off for at least a couple weeks, girding myself up for something.  Hmm..  A little hand stitching that ultimately feels very relaxing?
Getting the binding ready....
I don't mind binding work at all. Really. There's absolutely nothing to intimidate or even make me feel any irritation whatsoever. It's a step or a phase and an easy one at that. It's just that I usually tend to allow a little breathing space between the time I finish the quilting and the moment I start the binding, that's all. Still scratching my head over the compulsion to finish this. So not what I normally do these days!
Sewing the binding onto Quarter Circles....
Must be the end of the year thing, checking another quilt off the endless list of UFQ's. I know some people feel very strongly that the end of the year list of 'finishes' is boasting or gloating, but for me, it's a celebration. Hey, looky, looky! I may start a bazillion and a half projects, but there are some finishes too! PROOF in color pictures!! 

I'm gonna work on that list tomorrow or Wednesday and by then.... I may just have Quarter Circles in the bag. Stranger things have happened.*wink

11 comments:

  1. And sewing on the binding is fun!

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  2. I'm ready to celebrate right there with you! I love seeing your finishes so go right ahead and share all you want. Please.

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  3. I love the binding part! It means you're almost done and ready to move on to the next project :)

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  4. I don't think it is boasting - you are keeping a record for yourself that you do finish things so you deserve more fabric!

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  5. Who are these people? ..."boasting and gloating" that's just sour puss talk......no you go ahead dear Audrey and list your INSPIRING quilts and finishes. I for one love to cheer on others achievements. You go girl!

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  6. I admire you for finding the time at all right now to do this!

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  7. I save sewing the binding for my 87 year old Mother--she says she enjoys doing it--gives her something to do during the darkness of the winter nights. I always think it binds the two of us together and makes the quilt more special

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  8. Well congratulations! This one went quickly! :)

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