Friday, July 25, 2008

Serendipity!

Last night, I put the binding on this little quilt. I finished up the quilting on it yesterday. This little quilt was a fast finish for sure. I did it all in one day. I took several breaks during the day and worked on it here and there.

This little quilt measures 15 x 19. The binding is very narrow and I love it!!! Here is the story behind that!

Yesterday afternoon, while I was quilting away on this little quilt, a man my husband worked with for several years called DH. We haven't seen him in at least 2 years. He asked if he could come by and visit with us and of course, we were glad to see him. Anyway, about 20 minutes before he arrived, I decided that if I got that binding sewn together and machine sewn onto the front, I could sit and visit and work on hand stitching that binding down. So, I ran into the sewing room, dug out what I thought was the 2 inch strip bucket and grabbed several red strips. I sewed them end to end and as I pressed them in half I realized that they were awful narrow! I had grabbed the 1 1/2 inch strip bucket!

So, what's a quilter in a hurry to do??? Go with it, of course! So, I got the binding sewn on by machine, hand sewed while we visited and FINISHED IT! Now, I know that that huge binding would have been a huge mistake! I think they call this "Serendipity". I've never used such a tiny binding, but I've discovered that for a small quilt, a small binding is perfect.

I know, everyone here in Blogland already knew that.....
but when it's new to you, it's Serendipity!

Have a great weekend and Happy Quilting!!!!

6 comments:

Sara said...

What a cute little quilt! I do like the smaller binding on it too!

whitestone said...

Some of life's surprises are fun! Darling quilt!

Knot Garden said...

That's so pretty, and amazing that you did it so fast! I like narrow binding and I think it's perfect for small quilts.

Marilyn R said...

Sweet little quilt! The small binding sets it off!

Libby said...

Now that you know, I bet you do it all the time *s*

Helen in the UK said...

Very cute quilt and the small binding suits it perfectly :)