My friend, Jane and I both quilt. Although she prefers traditional quilts (I like modern) and can't stand all over quilting (my #1 preference) we enjoy hearing about what each of us is working on.
One of the gals in our book club is having her first baby in or around July, so we decided rather than buying something we would make a quilt. The catch, she doesn't know if they are having a girl or a boy. My job was to order the fabric and make the top and she will baste, and quilt it.
Our conversation went like this:
Me: Yes, yes, that sounds great. I'll do the top
Jane: Perfect, then I'll baste, quilt and bind it
Me: No, I want to bind it, that is my favorite part
Jane: Well how do you bind?
Me: Hand of course
Jane: Can you do an invisible binding?
Me: Is there any other kind?
Then we both laughed. She really wasn't going to let me bind unless I did an invisible hand binding.
It is currently getting quilted, but this is the top. I love this pattern. Finally, I have learned to read past the pattern. I chain pieced with each color and then, cut them apart. The directions have you cutting each piece separately and then sewing, but it takes longer.