It’s been a while since I sat behind a sewing machine. Even when I would, I’d work on some smaller projects to avoid this project. For some reason, I just wasn’t in the mood to really finish this quilt, even though I really wanted to gift this quilt. All that was left was to bind this quilt, which isn’t usually a big deal–time wise (since I machine bind). In fact, I’d tell myself every week that a goal was to finish this quilt, but then each night, I’d have an excuse to not deal with it. I notice for a lot of people who quilt, they love the binding process, but for me, I’m always worried about it. I feel like that’s where I make the most mistakes, and after all of the work I put into making a quilt, the last thing I want to do is mess up. Yet, I always do.
I’m sure it’s something that I would only notice, but mistakes just bum me out. They aren’t even huge mistakes…the quilt itself looks great, but the binding (mainly the corners) have a few mistakes.
I ended up making this quilt for my little sister, and originally, it was meant to be a high school graduation gift, but now it’s a VERY belated high school gift (or I could be optimistic and say ridiculously early college graduation gift?).
I had trouble finding the perfect LSU purple and gold mix of fabrics, but I think it came out pretty well (besides the corners of the binding…ugh…one day I’ll learn).
Of course, I couldn’t just give my sister a quilt. I had an excuse to make a pretty package for her. I happen to have a few leftover gable boxes from the wedding planning days, and had some fun with washi tape. I thought it came out pretty darn cute, but I’m biased. 🙂
I hope my sister enjoys this quilt through her college life and beyond. 🙂