I just finished sewing down the binding for Nana’s quilt (as in, I finished it about 15 minutes ago), and have it in the wash–just in time, too, since we’re leaving Wednesday for home!
I bought the 108″ wide cotton from JoAnn’s to make the backing with, but I ended up having to rip out the last column of her quilt as the backing shrank by 18 freaking inches!!!!! after I washed and dried it, and it wasn’t wide enough to use as the binding, too.
I do, however, have just enough fabric left over from her quilt to make a pillowcase, which I’m going to sew this weekend–they don’t take long at all, and I’m just going to sew strips together and make her an envelope pillowcase. Easy peasy.
Pictures of Nana’s quilt and the quilt I made for E under the cut.
First, here’s some pictures of E’s quilt, which uses actual quilt batting instead of flannel.
Here’s the first two rows of Nana’s quilt:
And then some pictures of binding it today:
(One of my cats decided I wasn’t allowed to sew and had to pay attention to her instead, so I had to take a break).
And now, the final product: