Purple is a color associated with royalty, so I called this quilt "Royal Flush". It was fun to pull out a variety of purples from my stash, a mixture of batiks, scraps from my daughter's toddler play clothes and a few new fat quarters from Connecting Threads. This came together very quickly, but was on the back burner for a while as I finished other quilts.
I spent several hours last night hand-finishing the binding. After attaching the binding, do you sew the edge by hand or do you stitch it down? Just curious what others do. I like clean finish of a hand-stitched binding, but I imagine a machine-sewn binding is more durable for a child's blanket. What is your preference?