Yesterday, before heading out with my extended family to watch Aquaman...
I finally sat down and dedicated a couple of hours to binding the last quilt I'm giving away for Christmas.
This one is for my oldest, and he picked out the pattern from Methodist Hill. They have a special set of patterns that are meant to go with patterns that longarm quilters can use to quilt everything together once the top is done.
My friend Jenny over at Come Quilt is one of those longarm quilters, and she does absolutely beautiful work.
Here are some close up pictures of the quilting she did. It's a work of art, and I really hope my son appreciates all the time and effort that went in to it, but he probably won't. Not just because he's 11, but because it's really hard to understand how much time it takes to make a quilt until you've immersed yourself a bit in the world of quilting.
That said, even though it's a Christmas present, it's incredibly hard to hide a quilt, so he has seen it, and he can't wait to snuggle up with it.
This quilt was a new adventure for me since I bound it differently that any other quilt I'd done, using a bias tape maker and a binder foot.
If you'd like to read more about that, I've made another post in the quilt blog that goes into great detail. Click Here for that post.