Last week I managed to machine the binding onto this "Rhythm and Blues" quilt. You may remember this was purchased a few years ago as a kit from my local quilt shop Quilters Haven. It included the pattern and a fabulous fat quarter bundle of these beautiful Tonga batiks and was by Karen Montgomery for Timeless Treasures. I had made the quilt-top, sort of forgot about it, then re-discovered it! I finally sat down this morning and hand stitched the binding into place. This was rather an arduous task, as I've mislaid my thimble, but I think you'll agree it was well worth it! I used the same fabric for the binding that Janette had used for the backing - it really seemed to pull all these colours together - and as a bonus it saved me from using the precious batiks in my stash or even better still it saved me from buying yet MORE fabric! Alice is really pleased with her new quilt (she's going to take it to uni with her) and this morning she's got it on her bed so I think that means she's really REALLY pleased with it!! Oh and yes, I added one of my labels to the corner too - just for the final flourish! As this is finished today, I can add this to "Sew Cute Tuesday" on the Better Off Thread blog too. Now I'm off to search for that thimble!!
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