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Monday, March 09, 2009

Next year "binding a quilt" is going on my favorite thing to do list.

tonight Anne came over for me to teach her how to bind her first quilt (even though it looks totally amazing and not anything like a first quilt it totally is)
I felt so guilty getting to do the best part of binding it. I kept saying, "your mom is missing out on the best part" as her mom helped her with all of the hard stuff like making it.
I had forgotten how much I love to bind quilts.
As I was teaching Anne how to thread the needle and start the knot I remember when my friend Mindy taught me and then told me that this is how her mom did it. I always think of that when I am sewing and can hear Mindy's voice.
So I told Anne every time you start your thread you can think of me, who always thinks of Mindy, who always thinks of Trudy and how she knots her thread.

13 comments:

Anne said...

You are so great to give up your evening to help me with my quilt, especially when you're not feeling 100%. I think even more than binding along side you, the conversation was fabulous!

I will definitely think of you (and by extension Mindy and her mom) when I thread my needles.

You are the best!

Katherine said...

I just took up quilting this last summer and LOVE LOVE LOVE the binding part.

michelle said...

I love the binding, too! It's like putting a frame around the quilt, it looks so completely different and finished afterwards.

I love the remembering that goes along with it!

Jill said...

It's so great that you taught Anne to do this, and I really love it that she can think of you, who thinks of Mindy, who thinks of Trudy!

Tasha said...

I know, Mindy has a fancy way tie a needle. I never got the hang of it. The quilt looks amazing! I keep trying to get Dave to bind for me (isn't it just like closing???) and he refuses!

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

Look at that beautiful material!!!

Liz said...

I don't mind binding quilts, but I certainly don't love it. I still have this photocopy Mindy gave me on how to make your binding look like it is all one piece with no seams. She was so sweet to teach all of us how to quilt. I wish I did it more often, but I just don't anymore.

The Trammell's said...

I loved learning how to quit from you Kristi! I think I ruined your trip to California because we spent so much time at JoAnn's Fabrics, but it is a memory I cherish for sure. You're the best!

Charity said...

I can't believe this is your favorite part of the quilt! I dislike binding very much, and have a trade with my Mom. She binds and I do all the quilting on the long-arm. Works out great, although maybe you could post a tutorial on the special knot tying way to bind.

Mindy said...

you can come bind any of my 8 quilts that need binding!!! It's my least favorite part----so....I'll sew and you bind! deal? hee hee

Amanda :-) said...

Aww, lovely! Somewhere, there's a poem in there.

Amanda L. said...

Love Anne's fabric selection...

I don't mind the binding part..it's soothing to me like knitting because I can sit anywhere and do it. Although I tend to want to rush through it so my quilt can be finished.

How fun to have all those memories tied to quilting.

Rachel said...

That fabric is beautiful! Love it!