Today was the day.
Today I was determined to conquer my fear of binding a quilt.
I took a quilting class at the library several years ago. I learned how to applique and hand-stitch a small wall-hanging quilt. I learned how to hand quilt it. During the last class I was quickly showed how to bind it and told to go home and do it.
I never did.
And thus began the dread of binding a quilt. I'd had an instructor to critique every other step of the quilt, but no accountability to finish it. So I didn't.
But today I was determined to finish a quilt.
And I did!
I laid everything out and cut the binding strips and trimmed the quilt.
I stitched the binding to the back and turned it to the front to finish off with a decorative stitch. Just a little something I saw in a YouTube video that I watched to psych myself up for the task.
And, TADA! Just like that it was done.
I really like the decorative stitching in the variegated thread.
The mitered corners came out perfectly.
I even included a pocket to put a rod through so I can hang it.
It's there. See?
I am so excited and relieved that it is finally finished. I won't be so afraid to tackle the next quilt's binding. Nope, nope, nope.