It was all going so well.
I've done dumb things before. . . but nothing quite like this.
The good news is, I finished all the machine quilting on the Maple Leaf Quilt, and it went smoothly. Turned out better than I thought it would. I'm not big on machine-quilting, but it's growing on me.
And since things were going SO well, and not wanting to lose my momentum with this rather old FWYH project . . . I foolishly decided to throw all caution to the wind with the final step.
I loved this binding as soon as I saw it and knew it was going to look great with this quilt. It was perfect. And being the perfect choice, I went ahead and began stitching it down---knowing full-well that it was going to be 4" too short.
My thinking was, I would leave the ends undone and just pick up another package of the bias binding the next time I went into town. It was, at the time of purchase, everywhere and in every color. Or so it seemed.
I wasn't worried.
Long story short; many stores and a wasted afternoon later, I could not find it anywhere. EEgads, where did it all go?
I searched online. The Wright's website didn't even have it cataloged. That made me nervous. I kept searching . . .
Somehow I stumbled into an ebay store and found it in abundance.
It's on its way now as I write.