Have I ever mentioned my least favourite part of the quilting process? Binding. Not gonna lie people, I legit HATE sewing down binding. Admittedly, I hate it less than I used to - my Grandmother showed me a faster way to stitch. But I still hate it. Alas, it has to be done. I have had the quilt finished for...hmmm....closing in on two years I think. It sat folded on my printer (or the almost finished stuff shelf, as I like to call it) but this weekend's upcoming visit from the Aunt it is intended for means I had to bite the bullet. Damn you binding! First step -- using my super cool new wonder-clips to hold the binding down.
|Fabulous wonder clips on this really long-ago finished quilt|
|Please note the sneak peak of my pink fuzzy monkey pyjamas. You wish I was joking.|
|This is a little like a time stamp. I can use it to gauge how much my personal tastes have changed since I started quilting. This was the second quilt I ever pieced.|
|This is also the last quilt I paid to have quilted by somebody else. After I got this one back I kinda figured I could do it myself.|
And also, just because its Remembrance Day, I wanted to share a couple of pictures of my Grandfathers - both veterans. Thanks Grandpa and Bub for your sacrifices in honour of freedom. Lest we forget.
|Gunner Percy Hill - 17th Canadian Field Regiment. Wounded in action in April 1941. Helped to liberate Holland|
|Private Arthur Baker - Royal Canadian Regiment. Served in the Korean War for three years.|