I finally, FINALLY finished this a week or so ago, then promptly forgot to take any photos, or brag about the fact that it’s finally done! I thought I had fiinished the last time we got together on a Wednesday mornng at Trina’s, but when I got home I realised that I had accidentally tucked a bit of the binding, So I fixed that, and here it is!
I have learned so much, so many new skills from this one project. I know it took over a year from start to finish and it’s only 18 inches square, but even though I put it down for months at a time, I absolutely love it, and I loved each step of making it.
The binding fabric was a real stroke of luck. I bought it in Weavers Dry Goods in Lancaster Country, Pennsylvania. I didn’t even have the tree with me, but after spending nearly a year with it, I knew I could trust myself to choose well. I loved that fabric so much that I was soon wishing I had bought more than a yard. I must have bored everyone to tears with how much I loved it. So much so that I ended up making more difficulty for myself… When it came time to cut it for the binding, Debby suggested (insisted?) that I use single fold binding, cut on-grain to save fabric. Add something else new to the skillset then!