This morning I got the binding machine stitched to Dizzy now on to the hand stitching part of it. The binding matches the sashing.
I don’t know if I ever showed the backing fabric – it is just as wild as the front prints are and it is a little easier to see the quilting stitches on the back though then the front.
I was going to try a new way to me of attaching the binding but I thought I would mess it up too much so I didn’t do it. I saw this on Pat Sloan’s blog – attach to the back of the quilt and fold it over to the front and use a buttonhole stitch – I did a practice piece here to see how it work. This is on scraps – the front looks ok, but the back She freely admits that she doesn’t always do it perfectly and that that is ok with her – but having never done it before I thought I might want to practice the method a bit more before I would try it on a quilt size project.
the back – if you don’t stay exactly on track it looks like this! – Nope I think I need more practice. Have any of you tried this method for binding by machine?
The view out the window while I was machine stitching – the birds are flocking all over the place fighting to get the seed. I am filling my feeder almost daily. I really need to take the screen off of this window so I can get better photos of the birds and put it back up when the warm weather comes – it’s just in Arkansas you never know when the warm weather might be – to the point of opening windows – it might be next week for a day or two or next month!!