I knuckled under and decided to machine sew the binding. This quilt has not thrilled me from the beginning. So it is finished.
Over and done with.
I glued the binding down from the back and then sewed from the front to get a clean straight line in the proper place. It would never have happened straight and with correct placement if I had sewn from the back! Guaranteed!
Here's the gist:
Pro: I got the panel of transportation things when Frank and I were at the Pontchatoula Quilt Festival, oh, like, 8 years ago.
Pro: I deided to do it as a Quilt As You Go.
Con: I decided to to it as a Quilt As You Go. I had never done one before and had only "heard" of how it was done, so I invented it.
Pro: Frank loves those panels.
Pro: I really like the panels too.
Con: my camera batteries were, like, dying.........
Pro: Charlene cut the binding when she was here the other day with her fabulous GO! , the miracle machine!
Con: I had the binding now, there was no reason NOT to finish it.
Pro: It is finished!
I guess there were more Pros then Cons. And the Cons were really about me and not necessarily about the quilt.
So I should really like it, right?