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Polka Dot Binding


This project has been on hold for a while.  I last blogged about it in fall while preparing the border nine patches.

I got the quilt all sewn together and basted over Christmas break and it's sat ever since.  Traditionally there is a waiting period between basting and quilting that depends on the quilt size.  A very small quilt I'll baste and quilt the same day.  A rather large quilt is allowed to sit for up to a year.  It can sometimes take that much time to get up the nerve to start quilting.

This quilt is about 48 x 48 inches so 5 - 6 months was the perfect amount of time.  And, there's nothing like a long weekend to make me want to tackle something.

While working on the quilt I decided it needed a black binding.  This was going to be my "make do" quilt done with supplies on hand.  So, I rummaged for black and white fabric that I knew I had.  When I found it I  discovered I didn't have as much as I thought - not nearly enough to bind the quilt.  So, it was off to the quilt store where I found the perfect black and white polka dots.



Now all I need to do is hand sew down the binding.  That will be my evening job until it's done.

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