One of my neighbors asked me to finish a quilt her sister painstakingly quilted for her over the course of 20 years. Not that the quilting is detailed, but life interrupted many times, as life has a way of doing–illness, moves, illness, and, finally, gout in her hands. The final section was done one stitch at a time using needlenose pliers. So much love!
Binding was required, and a quick trip to my local quilt shop located a good match. You might think colors are impossible to match when they are strong and dated, but, don’t dispair. It might take something a little non-conventional, but there are possibilities.
One of my stated goals for the year was to learn to properly do bias binding and this was my chance. After looking at several options, I decided to go with THIS tutorial.
I made an error and the binding turned out more narrow than I intended, but it got the job done. The quilt was delivered this morning–on the owner’s birthday. Perfect!
ps–In case the link doesn’t work, here is the URL: http://sandyquilts.blogspot.com/2009/07/bias-binding-tutorial.html