Despite my best efforts, the closest my Fly Away Home got to being bound by Christmas was having it land just outside my sewing room door. Close, but no cigar. I put my back out about a week ago and that messed up my plans just enough that this wasn't going to happen by December 24, despite having lists coming out my ears. No biggie.
With all the hustle and bustle of the last few days now behind us, this afternoon I pulled it out to see if I'd have enough for a sewn binding or if it was going to have to be self-bound. Eureka! There was at least three inches of backing all round so it was going to be my Christmas miracle - a sewn binding.
It is beautifully quilted - I think I've mentioned before how talented Roberta is. The swirls are reminiscent of snow on the breeze, a nice complement to the pattern.
I wasted no time in trimming the quilt and getting the binding made and attached. Now it's ready for a few lovely hours of relaxing hand stitching by the tree, a perfect gift to me....M