Binding by Hand

Originally uploaded by 2ndAveStudio
I'm nearly half way done hand binding my Picnic Quilt. I've taken the day off from life today. Just listening to the rain and handsewing. Normally I machine bind- I believe in it. As a Concept. As in this is meant to be used and washed and I only have so much time to sew so I want to machine bind. I mean, heck, I use a car, a washing machine, a dishwasher. etc etc.. why would I hand sew? Only today I needed a break and I think this quilt turned out way more "worked" then my usual. It seems to need a hand binding. While I have been binding I watched a Francis Bacon Documentary. It was so great! I'm totally inspired by him, his art, his life and his agressiveness. I used to have a postcard of one of his pope studies pinned in my cubicle when I worked.
DH went to Folsom this morning (4:30) and just got back.... so its dinner...
Quilters mostly rock!


wishes, true and kind said...

Sounds like a pleasant day. I'm often so driven when working on a quilt, and sometimes I enjoy the slowing down and reflection that hand sewing a binding provides. Love your gorgeous quilting!

Christina Lane | The Sometimes Crafter said...


You're point about hand quilting is so right on...we have machines to do everything else, why do we insist on hand finishing? I suck at machine binding. That's why I hand sew it down. But it is nice and relaxing at times, too.