I spent last night working on trying to finish off the binding this little mini wall quilt project that I started over Christmas.
It’s a little bittersweet…
First of all, I just want to thank everyone who has shared with me their thoughts and kind words over the loss of our little basset girl, Hope – here on the blog, through email, and on social media. It’s been a hard week and the emotions seem to come in waves.
On Monday my husband and I contacted the rescue, Boston Terrier and Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba, who we were fostering her through. We never really got the chance to fully consider whether we would be foster failures (meaning, keep her) because she had always been on medical hold.
Truthfully though she’s been a part of our family from the very beginning but it feels right that when Hope comes home to her final resting place with us a little later this month, she will officially be part of our family as we signed her adoption papers Monday. We miss our little sweetheart.
This mini quilt was going to be a fundraiser for the rescue to use to help raise a little more money to offset her vet charges. It will still be used for that but it will be done in her memory. So it was a little hard to get back to working on this last night. I won’t lie… there were a few more tears shed.
I finished off the binding last night. I was originally going to go with a fabric that was a little more bold but then found this leaf white and grey pattern in my stash. I think it balances the appliqué in a way that doesn’t distract from it. When I share with you the final finished product (hopefully soon!), I’ll show you the back. It’s quite different and unexpected.
I used Aurifil to hand stitch the binding.
I haven’t quite gotten into using my sewing machine for the entire binding process. Do you have a preference for how you do your binding?
I purchased this Aurifil in Canada. It was a very happy find as I’ve found it’s not that readily available here. I ordered it online from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop out of Toronto. I was surprised that the shipping charges were very reasonable and it arrived very quickly! (FYI – When I’m finished this quilt, I’ll have an Aurifil giveaway to share.)
How are you doing on your WIPs this week? I started the New Year off with a list of things that *have* to get done soon. Hopefully that will motivate me to start checking them off my list.