Yesterday morning I figured I better buckle down and get busy on the binding for Insanity Revisited – putting binding on the quilt is not a favorite part of quilting but it must be done to use the quilt! I brought the quilt to the dining room table so I could measure – when doing scallops it really isn’t that much different then a straight quilt. This quilt is square so measure one side with a tape measure around each scallop and corner and multiple by 4 add about 50 more inches at least just so you do not have to add more later if you messed up. I am linking up to Freemotion by the River today and Esther’s Wow.
The video link that I gave the other day for bias binding is the easiest method I have ever used!! it is a saver and I have added it to the tutorial links on the side bar of the blog. In no time flat I had it all cut and then on to sew the pieces together.
Last night as we watched a movie I got one and a half sides hand stitched on the back.
I had said that this year I really needed to get back to exercise and I bought a fitbit meter that reads your steps for workout, it gives calories burned etc. also – I bought the cheapest one as I don’t need one that tells me I am not sleeping enough and whatever else it does – I just want to make sure I walk a lot and do the 10,000 steps a day recommended (this equals about 5 miles a day). I’m pleased that each day since I got it I have walked further – checking my steps off and on during the day reminds me to get moving even if that means walk around each room in the house a dozen times. I got over 10,000 steps today – good for me!