OK, What Is Today? It’s BINDING Day!!


It took 5 hours to quilt my Hugs and Kisses quilt top. I stippled the 5″ squares and left the diamonds plain. Didn’t see the need to mash them down. They kind of “pop” up at you. I like that.

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I didn’t do all five hours in one sitting. I did 8 columns, took a half day break and finished the other six columns yesterday. And I ended up clearing off my 2nd banquet table and pushing the two together. Working from one wasn’t working. The back kept going all wonky.

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Quilt top is trimmed and ready for the binding. Notice I left 1/4″ of the batting all around.

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Going to see if I like it this way. I always feel like the binding should be fuller. Have you ever done this? Hope I like it. If not, I can always unpin the binding and trim off the extra 1/4″.

Anyhoo, glad that is done!! My one regret… that I didn’t think to use the cranberry scissors fabric for some of the 5″ squares.

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Don’t know why. I had already decided on the back and binding well in advance of finishing so I had plenty of time to use it. Oh well. Something to think about for the next one using this design.

BBL to show you the finished quilt. I am not going to hand sew the binding. No siree. I am tired of looking at it. Want to finish up as quickly as possible and move on to something else. đŸ˜€

Thanks for coming along with me as I created this quilt top.