The first of the ‘search for peace’ quilts is now bound. I hand-pieced the binding from 2″ widths of various fabrics, and as luck would have it, pieced exactly the right length. No need for extra pieces to be added at the end, and no waste. Isn’t it satisfying when that happens?
I’ll add some of the black and cream silk yarn around the edge of the binding, just to tie in with the edges of the pieced strips. This is quite a large quilt, by my standards: about 1 yard square. It has cotton muslin in place of batting so is substantial in feel, but not padded. There are two more quilts of a similar size in process and at least another one in planning. I don’t have a title for this one yet.
In between attending to the binding of this quilt, we had another unrelated boundary issue over the weekend, which made it necessary for us to spend two days repairing our garden fence. Not exactly what we had planned for this weekend, but due to some drunken vandalism by persons unknown, we had little choice. I was surprised by how disturbing it can be to see a boundary so completely demolished. I should probably have taken photographs.