The hand quilting on my grandson's Starry Night quilt is finally completed and I've added the binding. This quilt is now officially finished.
I was hoping for a grey and white striped fabric to use as the binding, but all the grey prints at both stores I visited were much too yellow to match the other grey fabrics in this quilt. I settled for a dark blue abstract print that reminds me of clouds at night.
I used this tutorial to add the binding. I don't do it often enough to remember how to do the corners, so I'm thankful for Pinterest where I've stashed all the tutorials I use when needed.
The backing is a grey print that says "I love you to the moon and back."
After I admire it for a few days I'll get it packaged up and sent to our grandson.
At this point I always worry if they (that is, mom) will like it. The recipient is 2 1/2 years old so he already has a favorite blankie. Then I decided that I make these quilts for me as much as for the baby, so it doesn't matter if they like it or not. I pray for the child and the family as I work on the quilts, so it's time well-spent even if it just sits in a drawer or is completely ignored. It doesn't matter. It's an offering of love and prayers.
Oh, does it have a heart stitched into one corner? Of course it does.