Yesterday was a very exciting and productive day for me!
First of all, I received notification that one of my journal articles has been accepted for publication! Yippee!
I will be published in the Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain....I will spare the boring details, but I was very excited....my first publication!
Then on to finishing the binding on this quilt. I don't have a big problem with binding, although I have not yet tried a bias binding!
My corners are usually good, but I have always joined the ends by just folding one under and tucking the other one in. I decided for this quilt, because it was special since I did the free motion quilting, that I should try to join the ends properly with an angled seam. I studied the tutorial on bindings over at My Sweet Prairie and gave it a try.
And it worked !!! (well after I sewed it twisted the first time, and had to rip it out !! ) I did a little happy dance! When I finished it was a perfect angled seam!! It is amazing....not that I didn't believe you Monika...but it still surprised me that it worked so well.
So because I did a proper angled seam on the binding I thought that perhaps I should try hand stitching the binding on the back. I usually machine stitch them like shown in a tutorial on Red Pepper Quilts. But this time I got out my needle and thread and sat down in front of the TV and started stitching.
OK, now I know why I always do them on the machine !! It is a lot of work, and WOW, takes a LONG time!! (but I did learn how to make Italian Veal chops with roasted red pepper salad from a TV show while I was working )
I even tried the beeswax, but still got a few tangles : (
I am not quite finished but, it really does look very nice! I think the jury is still out on this one, though, not sure which way I will do the next one.
And this morning it is -32 degrees Celsius! (-44 C with the wind chill) Which is almost the same in Farenheit!
Cant believe it ! Stay warm everyone!