The most detailed and concise tute on quilt binding I have seen. Karen's Quilts, Crows and Cardinals: Tutorial - Mitered and Flanged Machine Binding
Susan Carlson Quilts - Wordup "Inspiration comes from many unexpected sources. I've found a book on writing by Anne Lamott to be both useful and entertaining when I or my students need a boost.
You’ve chosen an ambitious project: a fabric collage portrait of an important person in your life.