Sunday, October 10, 2010

And now, the big reveal episode.

Mom's quilt is done! I got the binding on and finished the borders today. In that order.
Yes, I put the binding on before quilting the outer border. I do it for a couple of reasons. First, I don't like it when my quilting pattern in the border is cut off by the binding. It just looks unplanned. Secondly, if there is any easing of fabric to be done when sewing on the binding, I find it a lot easier to do, with better results, if I have the fabric width of the border to take in the easement. If I've got the quilting done, then I only have a cm or so to take in the fullness and I usually get tucks in the fabric - which I don't like. Mom used to make me "unstitch" anything that had a tuck in it, and I guess that lesson stuck. So here they are, the final pictures.

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