All that's left is the label, really. Last night I finished the binding -- it was magical!!! I used Susie's Magic Binding technique, demonstrated here on my friend Marti's blog. I stink stink stink at machine binding, so I wanted to try this, thinking maybe this will work and it won't look like something the dog rolled in! And it does! It does! It DOES!!
Here is a picture of the purdy mitered corner...
And here you can see the front and the back. Honestly, this is the closest-thing-to-perfect my machine binding has EVER looked!!
I'll put a label on it this week, and take it to Restore Innocence. They were very appreciative the last time I took them some quilts, and I know they are so happy to bless the girls with these quilts. :)
And then I'll put my sewing machine away. I've got a lot going on this weekend, and sewing isn't going to be a part of it. :( But then next week, I will put on a brave face and make Janice's paper-pieced blocks for our Bee Happy bee. I'm only marginally better at paper piecing than I am at machine binding!
And I've designed a few quilts that I am SUPER eager to make! Aunt Spicy is my partner in crime on these, and keeps encouraging me to make more! What a friend, right?!? And I loved getting back to the long arm. It seems I'm prolific at the first and last steps of the quilting process, but I'm a slow turtle at actually MAKING the quilts! I need to get faster. I have two baby quilts to make, and only know the gender of one of them. If the unknown is a boy, then I'll give my Huckleberry quilt I made when Latifah Saafir was here in May. If it's a girl, I'll do something quick and easy and double the recipe. ;-)
I am linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced. Go check out the linky party. There's some beautiful stuff being made!