It was all going so well. (Even despite the afore mentioned crazy electrical interruption.) I've done dumb things before. . . but nothing quite like this. The good news is, I finished all the machine quilting on the MLQ quilt, and it went smoothly. Turned out pretty nice too, nicer than I thought it would. I'm not a big fan of machine-quilting, but it's growing on me. And since things were going SO well, and not wanting to lose my momentum, after all, this IS a 10+ year-old FWYH project, I foolishly decided to throw all caution to the wind with the final step:: the binding.
Yes, I confess, I went ahead and sewed on the black plaid bias binding I'd purchased earlier this year, 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 the next time I went into town, then piece it together. No big deal. Long story short; four stores and a wasted afternoon later, no matching binding was to be found anywhere in my vicinity. EEgads, where did it all go? I remember seeing it a lot this spring and summer, in other colors too. Got home, searched online, the Wright's website didn't even have it cataloged. Somehow though, I stumbled onto an ebay store and found it in abundance. Whew! Happy ending. It's on its way now as I write. But I'll know better next time. Lesson learned.