A lovely year of finishes: for Brian

I have been meaning to play along with A Lovely Year of Finishes, and here we are, month #3 month #4 (I really did write month #3 first. shit. where has the time gone?!) of 2013 and this is my first goal post (that’s goal setting blog post, not the goal post from the end zone). Though, if one finishes a goal for the month, it’s kind of like a touchdown, isn’t it? I’ll go with yes!


I started a quilt for Brian ages ago. I wanted to be finished with it before baby girl #3 arrived. Well, she’s here, so that didn’t happen! I wanted to be finished before Brian moved into his new house. He moved in this week, so that didn’t happen either.

Brian's quilt top: turning twenty again

However, the top is finished. And so is the back. And the whole quilt sandwich is off visiting a friend with a long arm who has offered to quilt it for me. So, assuming I get the quilt back in time my March APRIL! (I did it again) goal is to bind it and mail it off to Brian.

Brian's quilt top: turning twenty again

The question remains: to hand sew the binding or to machine sew the binding? What do you think??

5 replies
  1. Maddy Webster
    Maddy Webster says:

    oooo…. I cant wait for a pic when it is quilted… I always sew binding by hand, a good job for in front of the TV… pity I am so far away, I would have loved to help with the binding!

  2. country quilter
    country quilter says:

    I would sew with the machine and therefore giving you more time to make another one of your great projects……..like another quilt for a charity maybe?

  3. Beth Strand
    Beth Strand says:

    Personally, with a new baby, I’d machine bind it! lol I like to machine bind projects when I’m in a hurry or I know they’re destined for hard use. I put the binding on from the back and attach the front with a decorative stitch. Congratulations on your new little one!

  4. Carolyn
    Carolyn says:

    Hand bind it. Yes it takes longer but the finishing touch looks so “handmade” instead of “store brought”

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