I feel like such a weasel to say I've been too busy (for me, that is, not for some people who remind me of the energizer bunny, but, that's not me) the past couple of weeks to have the time or energy to think about posting. But, I do have a couple of things you all might like to know about.
One, CV gave me this link to Sharon Schamber's instructions for a Quilt Show quality binding and it is wonderful! I've used this on two bindings recently and it's a winner. Don't worry about whether your quilt is going to a show or not, it's a good method for any quilt for which you want a machine-finished binding; I haven't tried it yet for a hand-finished binding. Once the binding was sewn on front side of the quilt, it only took an hour to prepare and sew down the other side and it came out well even on the first try. I'm thinking that's pretty good; and I can surely get better at it. http://quiltinggallery.com/2008/05/15/binding-with-elmers-school-glue/.
Two, I did complete one small task. I told you about the triangle exchange I hosted so the next step was to take the paper off the units. Ta Da! That’s done! Now to press open 900+ pieces but, that should be way more fun since I’ll be looking at all the different fabrics as I press. (picture added 3/20/11).
Thirdly, I'm making an Easter Basket out of 1/2" cotton cording wrapped with fabric strips that I think will be sooo cute. Hopefully that will be ready to post over the weekend. I'm not even close to being a Grandma but, a friend asked me to teach her how to make corded baskets for her grandson so I thought I'd make one to share with you all. If I get it finished soon you'll have plenty of time, I hope, in case you have a little one that needs an Easter basket this year. (It's not ready yet...maybe next weekend??)