I think I have finally let relaxation catch up with ME.
I slept in, took Sadie for a long 2.25 mile hike, had a late breakfast, and I sewed.
Potato soup was made for lunch. Our favorite. Recipe HERE. Leaving enough for tomorrow’s lunch as well. Like most things, it is best the next day.
I woke up when it was dark.
And most of all I relaxed and sewed when I wanted.
If I am going to sit and hand stitch the binding down on the Big Boise State Monstrosity tonight while watching some TV, The binding has to be cut, sewn, pressed and attached before the netflixfest can begin.
Over the past few years my binding techniques have changed. I’ve grown to like a narrower fuller binding, and went from cutting my strips at 2.5” to then 2.25” to now 2”. And I’m happy with it. I don’t lose my points if I am binding the edge of a pieced border, and lets face it, I’m saving 20% over the cost of binding with 2.5” binding strips. I can bind a big quilt like this one with 1/2 yard of fabric instead of nearly 3/4 a yard of fabric.
But mostly, I like the look of the 1/4” finished binding. Nice and full, nice and tight.