With the arthritis in my hands I don't hand sew the binding on them (I know, it is a sin in the quilter's world to machine bind them, but I either machine bind them or I don't make them at all--I choose to sin!) If I ever make an amazingly heirloom-type quilt, I promise to hand sew the binding (while taking lots of Advil for the pain) or hire someone to do it for me.
This little quilt is for my nephew's baby, Luke, who was born in July. I kept meaning to finish it and ship it off to Japan where they are living at the moment, but I just couldn't get it together to finish it. Lucky for me, they'll be in town next month so now I don't have to mail it.
This "Objects of Desire" baby quilt made with leftover fabric strips will be sent off to my cousin's twins. Of course, I'll need to make a second one before I can send this one off. Sigh....I'll have to be motivated for that one another day.
Once the baby quilts were finished, I started on my Ghastlie quilt. I went looking for ideas and found Sew I Quilt Now, but unfortunately her fun Ghastlie project doesn't get started until October and I couldn't wait that long to get an idea of what to do. I WILL be checking back there, though, as I still have some Ghastlie fabric left.
I didn't use a pattern, though my creation is far from unique. I'm terrible at following directions, but occasionally do use a pattern. This time I winged it by starting with the dinner scene as my focal point and worked outward. Doing it this way is crazy, I know, and I did have to pick out a few seams to make it all line up. I still want to make it a little larger, so this isn't done. I'm just so excited to have started it!