Today I am binding a Quilt of Valor that has been in the works for MONTHS. This has been a group project...piecing done by myself and a local friend here in Sallisaw, quilting was done by another friend from Weleetka. I am doing the binding.
This pattern is "Star-Spangled Beauty" from the Fons and Porter magazine Patriotic Quilts, issued in Fall 2013.
Tools of the trade. I found these Mini Binder Clips at WalMart...100 for under $5. They work great, even with arthritic hands, AND stay on throughout my many adjustments of the quilt in my lap. The small dish of STUFF is a magnetic parts dish from Harbor Freight. This has been a great find...no more dropped clips, needles, thinbles or pins.
Now, to keep motivated for a Slow Sunday, when I have on today's "to do list" ... church, take a beautiful fall walk, spar varnish a front porch rocker, complete one Christmas gift and finish reading American Ghost by Hannah Nordhaus. Good thing I got up at 5:30 this morning. At 57 degrees right now, cozying up under my binding project sounds great. So, time for another cup of Irish Breakfast Tea and stitching.