The FinishDiamonds in the Corners awaits my going to bed; she is completed and I am so excited !~!
I finished tying this afternoon and by the evening's colorful sunset I had begun the process of "binding" those edges. The batting, two fleece blankets sewn together, barely reached the edges of the flimsy and the flannel sheet that I backed it with had lots of extra. So I turned under both the flimsy and the backing and whipstitched them together completely around the edges. I love it.
|The whip-stitching edging. |
Quickly efficiently binding the raw edges.
I tried it out for size on the bed and it's perfect. It measures 65 inches square and I sleep curled into a ball so it's just the right size for me at night and small enough to bring into the living room when I want it out here.
|Sewing the last several inches of the edging.|
Pillows peeking from behind me.
|I'm enthralled with the scrappy look.|
|Can I go to bed yet ?~!|
The white at the edges will work its way toward the back as I play with it.
What do you think ?
|A Diamond for which she is named.|
|Edging-all the way around by hand. |
Took less than two hours this evening.
I'm very pleased with it.
|One of my favorite blocks in this piece.|
|A Diamond in the Corner !~!|
I'm ready to call it a night. I've tossed her into the dryer to pull off the loose threads and fuzzy bits. Stretched her out across the beds and taken three many pictures of her. Now it is time to crawl 'neath her flannel side and smile until the sandman overtakes me.