Wednesday, July 7, 2010

I Heart Binding


I love binding quilts. I really do. Yes, at some times it can be tedious work. And yes, my hands can sometimes cramp when I've been working for hours, but there is something so therapeutic and relaxing about sewing by hand.

Since I am on the road this month for work I had to abandon my sewing because, frankly, it's pretty damn impractical to take a sewing machine on the road with me! But I knew that I would need a good stress release on this trip so I worked to get the quilt I am making for Dan and Sara's baby quilted and the binding attached before I left town. So when I come "home" at night after a long, stressful day on set I simply settle in with a glass of wine and the quilt and I bind.

It's funny, when I took my first quilting class in January I was sure that binding was going to be the bane of my existence. But I love it. It makes me feel really connected to each project - like each hand stitch is a little bit of me in the quilt. Silly? I don't think so. I bet there are others like me out there. Are you one?

1 comment:

  1. OK, I need some of your love. I love handwork. Why don't I love binding?