It had commented on it would be nice to have the quilt before the summer ended, so my new flexible deadline was August 29th, the UK bank holiday. And today is the day. By 11 am this morning the quilt was quilted and just needed the threads buried and the binding done.
I proudly produced the goods. Ta da! We have a finish, almost.
Well, I was gently asked if I could finish the quilt off before offering it to the world. This is not as hard hearted as it seems. Nobody knows me better than my husband, my soul mate, my friend. He knows if he takes the quilt it will never be finished. My original Laura Ashley fabric quilt was on the bed for a couple of years as a flimsy before finishing. If I had known there was actually a word for an unfinished quilt, flimsy, it may have been even longer.
As of 9pm tonight, I have the binding on, I used my favourite go to fabric for binding, a Rose and Hubble spot. I chose a really pale blue for its icy look. I always feel a rush of excitement when I cut it.
Next time you see this quilt the threads should hopefully be buried, and the binding sewn over. If not there's always next summer. In a day or so, there should be only one quilt in the "waiting to be quilted" station of the back of the chair.
And there's a bonus, I bought a metre of the spot so there should be enough for the binding on the #behemoth too.
linking up with Beth at Cooking Up Quilts