|Not sure what I did to get such a reddish hue in this picture...|
Done! As it turns out, I had no idea how little I knew about quilting and binding. I've made a few quilts before, but they were either rag quilts or baby quilts that I tied off with embroidery floss instead of quilting. I had to do a little improvising when I realized I don't even own the quilting foot for my sewing machine. (It came with several others!) It all worked out, though.
As I always do when I'm working on a project, I got frustrated at the imperfections that cropped up along the way. There were a few times when I ripped out stitches and fixed things, but for the most part I tried to roll with it. If I had tried to make it perfect, I never would've finished it. I just crossed my fingers and hoped I would like the finished product, and I do, weird bunches and folds and all!
I shared links to inspiration and instructions in this post I wrote about sewing the top. You can find the directions I followed for the binding here.