Last Monday I took my quilt top, backing, and a new-to-me cotton batting called Soft and Crafty (hope they didn't mean crappy...) to the folks at Quality Quilting in Ann Arbor. It happens to be less than 5 minutes from my office -- that's one convenient thing about this job.
I got the call from them on Thursday that it was ready to be picked up. I jumped in my car and zipped right over there. I am amazed at their turn-around time. After work, I stopped by Pink Castle Fabrics because a) I could use their large cutting table to trim up my newly finished quilt, b)They were having a 30% off sale, and c) I had yet to choose a binding fabric.
After trimming up the quilt I scoured the bolts for the right binding fabric and after auditioning many different options I ended up finding none that worked just right. As luck would have it, I have enough leftover fabric from my backing fabric to do the deed. I hope to have the binding sewn on by the end of the week. Phew!