I love to check things off my list and I did that today. I finally finished the quilt that I started over a year ago for a friend's birthday. I am very happy to get this done. I finished the binding tonight. This was the one I considered just bringing the binding forward and turn it over but I decided to put on regular binding. What was most surprising to me was how long it takes to hand sew the binding. I figure it was 4-5 hours total time. I do love doing that hand sewing and it is a good thing.
For the backing I used some large fabric so there was no cutting or piecing it together. I found this in Lancaster and really liked the way it coordinated with the fabric on the front.
And here it is. It measures 56 x 66. I am really happy with it and can't wait to give it to the birthday girl. She has really waited long enough.
My new plan is to finish one at a time. That doesn't count the BOM's that I am doing. My next finish will be the wedding quilt. I just hope it can get quilted quickly so my gift isn't into the next century.