Here's the front:
(See the laundry in the background? A completed quilt and I still kept up with housework and supper and everything else! :-) )
Not sure if you can tell, but I simply did an up and down quilting on it. Fast and easy. :-)
Folded (sort of close up):
This is probably the widest binding I've ever done. I like it, except for the messed up corners! I couldn't get those right, despite the wonderful tutorial from Amanda Jean. http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/10/binding-tutorial.html
And the label:
Again, from a tutorial by Amanda Jean: http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/2008/10/one-way-to-label-quilt.html
And it's *done*!
I really like the back. Thanks to Amanda Jean for the idea about making the back pretty too, with the big strip of color. :-)
Thank you Amanda Jean for the label idea. I tried using parchment paper, but it didn't work, so I used Wonder Under and ironed it down to write on it (for that personal touch!), and then I ironed it onto the back and stitched it down good. :-)
And Mama will love it! When I get it to her, that is - which will probably be weekend-after-next when we go to Beaufort, SC.
I can't wait to give it to her. She's gonna be so tickled. And surprised! She's totally not expecting it. It's not her birthday or Mother's day or anything. It's just "I Love You Day". :-)
Well, Suzanne, what do you think?
Oh, and do you have any ideas for colors for Z's quilt? She's not helping me out at all with ideas for hers...