I just realized I have not put a binding on a quilt since December last year. At least by hand. I machine bound the two donation quilts each month. And I've missed it.
I have a lot of tops that are ready to be quilted (I counted at least 8 without giving it much thought). That probably means there are more. I know that's not many to most of you, but it makes me a little nuts to keep making tops and not finishing them.
Sadie (the Gammill that lives with MacQuilts) is in the midst of a home renovation and should come out of wraps soon. I'll be anxious to get to Chicago and see friends -- and Sadie!
But, because of the generous spirit of a quilting friend, I have had the opportunity to use her HQ16 and get my feet wet with a bit of longarming. I have not done any since November! Some things come back to you -- some things take a bit longer. I played around with a mystery quilt top that I am sick of and forced myself to finish. It's big. It's heavy. And it's QUILTED. It will get a machine binding and be ready for donation when the need arises. And it will be done!
Once I played around with Ethel (the HQ16) and got the hang of her, it was time to "go live" with a quilt I cared about. As an aside, Ethel is a sister to Lucy (a bigger HQ that lives with in the same home). How wonderful is that -- two long arm machines! One computerized and fancy and one a good reliable machine. But I digress.....
Baby C's quilt is finished! Quilted. Bound. And delivered - before she was!
I hope you are getting a chance to finish a project and smiling as a result of it. I also hope you are as lucky as I am to have so many generous quilting friends. Aren't they the best?