I am on the home stretch on my quilt. Time for binding the edges. What did we do before videos on line to learn how to do something we thought we might know how to do but it turns out we really don't have a clue about? Sheesh!
I had not idea that you would have to connect the binding for the entire quilt (versus doing one side at a time), or that you should sew the strips together at 45 degree angles, not to mention how you figure out how many strips to cut and how wide they should be. If the really really nice helpful young woman hadn't been at the fabric store today I would have had to call my brother the mathematician.
I selected the fabric for the binding in the same way I selected all the fabrics for the quilt. I just picked what I liked. I wanted something a little busy, but in a neutral color, that was different from the riot of colors on the front but somehow went with them. As soon as I saw this I was sold.
I would have made a start on the binding but when I stopped for lunch the peaches on the table started talking to me. I had to attend to them. Speaking of lunch.
I show you this only to demonstrate the proper ratios between the tomato jam, the roast beef, and the cream cheese. The jam is the most important ingredient as you can see. If you have a rustic bread that is good too, but if all you have on the counter is some Sara Lee 100% whole wheat it will fill the bill.