Even though the new mom won't make it to the shower/scrapbook party we have planned for this evening, I did manage to finish the tiny baby quilt to go with her little hoot owl. This is the first time I have worked with blanket binding. I watched several videos and there are obviously 2 ways to do it and I think I chose the more simple way, but I don't really like the results. I don't like the way the corners turned out-not nearly crisp enough for me. On the larger quilt I am making out of the same blocks for my sister in law, I will sew the edge of the blanket binding on with right sides together and then pull it around to enclose or sandwich the quilt. I think it will look better and I can get nice crisp corners. This is cute enough for a mini quilt though. It would be great to carry along if she needs a diaper changing mat. I used wool batting in between and super soft light baby blue cotton on the back. I love the cotton and I am probably going to try to get enough to use on the back of the other one in place of the fleece (to bulky). I like the way the quilting shows up on the cotton. I also discovered that I will need to drop my feed dogs or get a walking foot for this machine. I did use a decorative stitch on the binding and I really like the added touch. I will do that on the other quilt too.