This poor quilt has been sitting, waiting to be bound for months. Seriously, I think I got it back from the quilter in April. I was scared of dealing it by myself. First I couldn't decide what I wanted to use for the binding. Then I couldn't find the fabric I wanted. Then I forgot what fabric I had decided upon.
Finally, I decided it was silly to be scared of it because it's so big and to just pick something for the binding already. It didn't take me long once I picked something. I used leftover strips from the sashing fabrics plus the lovely coordinating stripe. I originally wanted to only use the stripe, but I didn't have enough. I cut the binding 4.75 inches wide, then folded in it half, because that's how wide the narrowest leftover was. I know that's super crazy wide for most people. However, on a big bed sized quilt, I like the binding to be proportional. It's my quilt and I can do what I want with it. Trust me the quilt police at my traditional quilt guild already gave me their opinions.
As with most things, once I got started it wasn't nearly as hard as I had imagined it would be.
I give you Baby Girl's Big Girl Bed Quilt in all it's glory. The center fussy cut squares are from Baby Girl's crib sheets and the sashing fabrics are all Delilah by Tanya Whelan coordinates. It's bound in leftovers from the sashing. The pattern is inspired by Spring Thyme by Nancy Mahoney. I originally blogged about this quilt here.