Sunday, August 31, 2014

Royal Flush Complete

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?

1 comment:

  1. I'm definitely a hand stitcher. I've done it by machine in a pinch, but it isn't nearly as relaxing. Lovely shades of purple -- and a great name.