The binding in this photo if for a quilt made out of men's shirts and the binding is made from the shirts as well. I first blogged about this quilt here. This has been a difficult quilt to work on (only partially for technical reasons). I am now at the stage of hand-sewing the binding to the back of the quilt. Then the label and I can pass it on.
.There's an old hymn that runs through my mind from time to time. It was written by John Fawcett (1740 - 1817). Blest Be the Tie That Binds.
This song speaks of ties that bind us together in fellowship of kindred minds. It speaks of sharing our burdens with sympathising tears. Though we are apart we are joined in heart and hope to meet again.
While this song is about Christian fellowship through Christ our Lord, I draw the comparison to our shared interest in all things quilty and crafty. When I began this blog two years ago, it was a way to pass a bit of time while recovering from major surgery. It has become so much more to me since then.
I have met some really nice people (and sometimes not so nice, thankfully very rare), gained amazing knowledge of quilty things, won some amazing prizes, given prizes away, learned more about the world and more about myself. It's been a wonderful ride, one I hope to continue.
So to celebrate I will be having a quiet little giveaway for my regular visitors. No jumping through hoops to enter. A comment on any post between 1st October to 31st October is sufficient for entry. Names will go in to a hat. One entry per person (but feel free to comment more often if you have something to say). Up for grabs is a mini quilt (which I have yet to quilt), a Moda pre-cut and maybe some other little things. I will have two winners (for two years blogging of course).Winners will be announced Tuesday, Nov 2 (Melbourne Cup Day - may your favourite horse win/US election day - get out and vote! and may your candidate win).