I love hand stitching the binding on a quilt. It's a declaration that this project is almost finished. It won't be another UFO. There's a purpose in heart and mind for this one, so it is valuable enough to complete.
Only about a fourth of the way left on this string quilt. I flipped the corner over where the label will reside. Since I don't have an embroidery machine, I make labels using pigma markers. My favorite method is to start with a square of fabric that isn't too dark or too busy for the writing. I fold in half diagonally and press. Then I stitch to the corner after I've sewn the binding onto the quit using less than a quarter inch seam. Once the binding is finished, I write my message on the label and hand stitch the folded edge to the quilt back, making sure the threads don't show on the top side.
I hope to be ready to send this one off in the mail tomorrow.
What's next? I think maybe a t-shirt quilt that my teen & I will make together. I'm hoping it will be a fast and fun project.
Enjoy your day!