Last weekend I got the spinning wheel quilt back from the quilter.
At the fabric shop, I chose an orange that was right in the middle of the yellow-red range used in the quilt for the binding. I did a 2" double fold binding and decided, due to a quick turnaround needed, to do my very first machine finish. It wasn't perfect, but it wasn't noticeably horrible, so hooray for a quick solution. People say it's more durable than hand-sewn bindings, but I've never had a problem with my hand-sewn ones. Maybe after a couple of decades it makes a difference.
Most of the points at the edge of the quilt came out pretty well.
Here's the back, with a white-on-cream swirly flower sort of print.
A full shot:
Pictures over the edge of the deck yielded a casualty - a little tiny snag, which I appliqued a patch over. Can you see it?
And the only shot I took after its first wash, when it got super crinkly and snuggly.
Even though the colors aren't really my deal, I was sad to see it go. On the other hand, I was very, very happy to get this little guy:
Linking up with Finish It Up Friday at crazymomquilts. Happy crafting!