I finished sewing the binding on the blue strippy quilt! yay!
I think I have a recipient for this one- though not sure yet...
I quilted a swirl all over it in blue thread
and I made a sort of scrappy backing, this blue "star" fabric was long enough but not wide enough, so I added this blue dotted fabric in the middle.
and Ball #7 is done, I used some Lorax fabric scraps :-)
here's the fabric basket I made a while ago with all the fabric balls, don't you just want to squeeze them and play with them?
Now I've been wanting to do a little write up about BINDING!
doesn't matter if you LOVE or HATE doing the binding. I really don't mind it at all, since it's usually the last thing and then the whole quilt is done!
This is my wall downstairs, where I usually have 3 quilts hanging, and this time they are close to the same size.
Okay, so this one has binding that's the same color as the outer border- but it looks like just a fat binding, it mimics the other burgundy borders in the quilt
see how skinny that outer border is?
it acts as a nice skinny frame.
here's one with matching binding also, since the border is so wide and the focus is all on the bargello design, the border is white and so is the binding, so that's not the part you focus on.
It would just look OFF if I have picked a colored binding, don't you think?
the third quilt, has a different colored binding
I chose the red instead of the blue to make another little "border" with the binding, I could have done it in blue I guess, but I like it in red like this. Really, I'm pretty sure I just used whatever fabric I had enough of :-) often I do that. there's nothing wrong with THAT!
If you are making a scrappy quilt too, who says the binding has to be all the same color, you could use strips of a bunch of different fabrics.
What do you do when choosing your binding?
do you pick the same fabric as the outer border fabric?
or pick something else that was used in the quilt?
or do you use whatever you have on hand?
here's another update on my 2012 list
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#7 wonky house block swap- quilted and binding attached, started sewing onto back
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- top and binding done
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#32 (mar) won 9 march BOM -dotted flowers -from pine tree guild- top and binding made
#35 (all year) Round Robin swap -June sent out
#39 wonky block swap -June sent out
#41 (may) blue and white lil' twister- top and binding done- fabric arrived
#42 (june) berry squares quilt- top done - fabric arrived
#43(June)neighbor gave me orange and green quilt top- fabric arrived
#44 (june) - circle in a star purple batik- black fabric is here
#45 (June) - Hidden forest- applique- black fabric is here, still missing batik bundle
#46(June) fabric balls - finished 7!
#47(june) pin cushion swap - ready to mail out July
Oh! I forgot that I'm part of the RED,WHITE and BLUE block, blog hop coming up soon
click on the logo to see the schedule.
I'm doing the 9th!
and I found this on FB a while ago.
That's MY life right now :-)