I did this wall hanging completely by machine including both sides of the binding. I stitched the binding on the back side and then turned it to the front. Stitching as close to the fold of the binding I carefully maneuvered it under the machine. At the corners I sewed down the folds. I was extremely pleased with how it turned out. I probably wouldn't do this technique on a quilt I wanted to give away or enter in a show but for a fast little wall hanging that will probably only be hung during February -- machine stitching the binding down made sense. And, you know I am tickled pink to have it done so fast!
We have had 5 days of nice weather here -- that means above freezing temperatures both days and nights. I was in for a surprise when I looked out over the back yard. (No, there is no "yard" there but what else do you call it? The back rocks?) Anyway, I found ferns growing up in a profusion of green. Moss (lichen?) was greening up. It looked like spring was coming on fast.
Don't get too excited. For the last 2 days it's been back in the teens at night and barely over 30 in the day. The green has died off completely and winter is back with us. Sigh. It was a nice thought.
Happy Quilting All. Bonnie