After a really productive and smooth day working on my lap quilt, I decided to do my binding - my first scrappy binding!
I put the binding together. It went really smoothly, and I got the fabric the right way round the whole time; I usually piece some parts together wrong. I was slightly suspicious yet pleased it had gone together so quickly and well. I trimmed the triangles and then popped out.
Cue getting home and realising my mistake - I had managed to sew my binding with the seams on the outside. Argh! So much unpicking. I then had to trim the ends of the material and then re-sew the binding (if there was a way to do this without trimming the ends, please give it a few days before you tell me!).
I then realised the binding would be way too short. I cut out some red and blue fabric that I had had spare that was part of the range and attached that to the binding in a few places - cue yet more unpicking so I could put the new fabrics in randomly.
3 hours (and dinner) later, I finally had the binding on the quilt. As it has been about 33 degrees celsius here (warm for me!), I haven't done the hand binding part yet as I don't fancy sitting under a quilt!
And after all my worrying about having enough fabric to do the binding, I had this much to spare:
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