17 June, 2011

BOUND And Determined

It is bound. I was determined!

If you look back at the post before this one you will see Lucy Ann lying on this quilt, it does not have any binding on the edges in that photograph. Why? I don't have a good answer. This quilt was a class project straight out of McClun and Nownes' book: Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!, constructed when I taught beginning quiltmaking at a local community college back in 1993! It was quilted fifteen years later when Sundance first came to live with me. That's as far as it got... until this week. I found two unbound, but otherwise finished, quilts when Mason and I were constructing his "tent" under the dining room table last weekend. Stayed tuned for the next one to be finished, I bought binding fabric for it yesterday. It's not perfect, either, but it will be DONE; and that's good enough! Determination is a powerful force.
Life is Good!


"Bound and Determined"
58" X 58"
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13 comments:

Karen said...

Great finish to a lovely quilt! Congratulations!

Quilting4U said...

It looks great! I know how good it feels to get it off your 'to do' list!

Nane said...

Hand stitching the binding is one of my favorite parts..

Way to go for getting a UFO checked off!

Quiltdivajulie said...

Susan (another blogger) also discovered unbound quilts in her stash this week... and she was delighted, just like you, to FINISH them (finally).

Good for you!

regan said...

Like Nane...the binding is one of my favorite parts to do on a quilt! Quite satisfying to know with just a few more stitches, it's done! Yay on your finishes! Two more beautiful quilts in the done column!

LizA. said...

Wow--definitely an oldie, but goodie! Good for you. I have that book....it was among the first quilting books I bought.

AnnieO said...

Once you discovered the nearly finished project, I can tell that determination lifted you right to action. That's always a good thing :)

Angie said...

You go, Mrs. G! I love seeing buried treasures brought out into the light of day and made to shine. :) I can't wait to see the other one.

Barb said...

I like that quilt, and it is even better with the binding ;-D, and binding is also one of my favorite parts of the quilting process! I guess maybe binding means we have completed the project, but it is also relaxing to sit and do the handwork! I have been loving all of your recent grandchildren blog posts, delightful to see and to read about, please don't stop sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

lindsey said...

This is looking lovely, I have a similar one I made about the same year! A good binding really finishes it off well and gives you a very satisfied feeling!

Michele Bilyeu said...

Oh, how I LOVED that book! I made every block...only in pillows! Used the pillows on the reading couch, floor etc of the second grade teacher's classroom and when the school year was over..she took them home and kept them! Such is the love of quilting ;) And I do love your quilt AND the story behind it!!

Carolyn said...

My friend had a favorite saying, "done is good". I repeat it when I finish a quilt.

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