After many, many months of planning, thinking, envisioning, and piecing, but never getting any further, I finally realized the baby that I was making this quilt for would be in kindergarten before I actually finished his quilt. So after finding some other lovely gift for baby Brayden, I decided this would instead become my first “for sale” quilt in my newly opened Etsy shop.
Once I decided I was ready to get this one finished, my marathon sewing weekend was underway!! Thanks to my dear hubby who entertained our three girls all day on Sunday, I was able to make, pin and sew the binding. Whew!!
I had been wanting to try machine binding for a while. So I decided this was the one. The first quilt that wasn’t going to a close friend or family member and that I intend to sell had better be strong and sturdy, right? I’m not sure if it’s really any better or stronger, but it sure is faster.I
And I love it. Yes I will still do my share of hand binding but it was fun to learn a new way of doing something.
Making this quilt was fun but completing it was even more fun! I always love that sense of accomplishment when a quilt is done. My wish to finally feel confident enough in my work to be able to put it out there as a quilt worthy of paying money for, was huge for me. Even though friends and family have been encouraging me to sell my quilts for a while now, I just wasn’t ready. This quilt is, for me, both the culmination and the beginning of a wish come true.