Well, the binding is complete. At about 10:30PM the last stitch went in.
And then I spread it out on the floor and just looked at it for 15 minutes more.
The problem is that I had started this quilt on a whim, out of a scrap bag. (Yes, people throw stuff like this away.) Then, part way through, I thought I might give it to a friend. Just because. The problem is that about the time I was quilting it, I started to like it. A lot. Then there is that bias cut blue plaid binding. Very blue. And plaid. And bias.
As I sat there gazing at it Husband (who didn’t end up having to work last night and was trying to watch a movie) said, “It isn’t a puppy. You don’t have to ask me if you can keep it.” Was it that obvious?
Anyway, the reason I am telling you all of this is that I only have ONE quilt. Yes, that’s right. Only one. I don’t keep quilts. I give them all away. But, now there is THIS quilt.
I have set it aside for now. I am not ready to make a decision. But, here is my question: Is it selfish to keep a quilt “just because?”
Drat. I never should have chosen a blue binding.
ps–The fabric in the top is mostly from various Nancy Halvorsen collections, as far as I can tell. The binding is also Nancy Halvorsen. The back is from David Textiles. The pattern is Harvest Sky from Aunt Em’s Quilts.