“Done is better Than Perfect”
A funny thing happened on the way to finishing a gift. I was making the “Welcome Home, Summer! Door Banner” by APQ Quilts and More, Summer 2014, “Welcome Home Door Banners”. As I was sewing on the binding, I realized the mini check fabric I was using was not a dark navy and white, but was in fact, black and white.
I had sewn about a third of the binding on to the banner when this realization hit me. I stopped sewing and thought, “What am I doing to do? Should I stop and rip it out, find the navy and white check fabric and remake the binding? I was up against a dead line; we had planned to leave to go to Eastern Washington as soon as Mr. B was off work. I had only a couple of hours and I still needed to pack, too. The next thought I had was, “Does this black and white mini check fabric, work as the binding for this project?
I flipped the banner over to look at the front and then I realized, the buttons I was planning to use for embellishment, were black. (watermelon seeds)
I also planned to use black pearl cotton to embroider running stitches for the bumblebee’s flight trail. The button for the bee was black and yellow.
Here were more tie-ends for the black in the mini check fabric, so I decided to keep the black and white binding and continued sewing it onto the banner.
After I finished sewing the binding to the front side of the banner, I folded the binding to the backside of the banner and pinned it in place to sew by hand. I realized the binding looked not just, okay but good, very good.
I was pleased with the color combinations and with the project over all. I hope the recipient of this door banner will love it and never know a different color binding was planned. (unless she read this blog). The lesson I have learned (again) is summed up by the quote “Done is better Than Perfect”. Plus I was able to give this gift on time!
Note: The picture is not the banner I made and gave away, unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of it before giving it away. This banner is one I made for myself. It hangs in my sewing room.
Until next time,