Saturday, March 25, 2023

Happy Chance


I finished hand quilting Dad's squares quilt so it's time to think about a binding. His box of scraps didn't have quite enough of anything to make it a solid so I thought I would try a pieced binding. I wasn't sure if it was even a thing but then I saw Kate at The Last Homely House do it and thought I'd give it a try. I spent an early morning ironing and cutting. I couldn't believe how many colors there were. 

That l little job reminded me that I had my spring placemats to make. I had bought this charm pack ages ago. Dad's scraps will work perfectly for the borders so it was a win-win morning until....

.....I almost took my little finger off with my rotary cutter. I have no idea how I did it but I did and I can assure you the cut is not as bad as I am making it out to be. I am a BIG sissy when it comes to cut fingers hence the over the top splint on top of the band-aid. All I have to see is blood and I freak out so that was the end of my sewing session while I nursed my wound. At least it got me out of doing more plumbing work on the leaky sink. The Mister decided to take the rest of the day off. 


  1. I'm so sorry you cut your finger. That's too bad that it stopped you on a roll. I like to watch Kate at The Last Homely House too. She's so interestig and I would love to live in her house close to the sea.
    Take a day or two off and let your finger heal.

  2. Blood and pain are good deterrents to both fun and work! lol Love the new charm pack!

  3. I've done a pieced binding once or twice. I like it.

    Rotary cutters are stupid sharp, as I've found out far too many times. I had one like yours but after the third or fourth time I sliced myself on it, Mom when out and got me the style where the blade retracts as soon as you let go of the handle. It hasn't solved all my issues (I've still cut myself) but it's stopped me from the really stupid times I've cut myself - like talking with my hands, with it in my hands and the blade out!

  4. You must have a sharp rotary cutter mine hardly cuts fabric, I need to sharpen the blades I think. I hope your finger is doing ok now.