March 1, 2010
for the man in my life
See that safety pin? It's not supposed to be there. That's because I had heard of a new fusible batting that you iron onto the backing & top. Well, this made me SUPER excited because I am completely anti-safety pin. Didn't work so well though so I ended up safety pinning too. If anybody has any helpful hints on how to make fusible batting work better, please let me know! It sounds like a great idea & that it SHOULD make sense so maybe I just wasn't using the correct setting on my iron.
The last step of the quilt was to sew on the binding! I was so excited about this & so ready to see this sweet little boy's quilt all ready for him. Well, what do you know...
Yeah... I was about 6" short on binding. Dud. I finished it up w/ a binding that is the same as the border & backing but it looks really bad... I think I will go buy more of the binding fabric & finish it at some point.
He didn't seem to mind though! Here we are cuddled up in his new cowboy quilt at our party.
I hope that this blanket not only keeps him warm but that when he uses it or thinks about it he remembers how much his Titi loves him. While I made this quilt, I prayed that whenever he used it that he would feel love & comfort. I really hope that works out.
Here are a couple other pictures of our annual birthday party together.