Last night I worked on my Coke quilt UFO and it is nearly ready to pop on the frame. Since I plan on a simple all-over quilting, that means it will soon be ready to bind. <sigh>
I am slow at binding. I mean S-L-O-W. Try as I might, I can’t really figure out why. I do a good job. I don’t obsess over it or anything. I don’t struggle with it. I don’t even mind those mitred corners. (Although a good friend of mine once told me that you only get 4 PERFECT corners in your lifetime–and they’ll all be on different quilts. I have 3 more to go……)
It’s not a job I dread. It’s not even mind numbingly dull to the point I can shut off while doing it. I do it in front of the TV in the evenings, sometimes in the car on long trips –when my husband is driving, of course. I’m just slow. It’s not that I’m being harsh on myself. I’ve sat down and stitched with other quilters. If there were a binding race, I’d finish last. I’m just slow. I have yet to figure out why.
How about you? Are there some parts of quilting that you just find yourself slow at? Or that just don’t ever seem to go as quickly as you want? Or the way you want?