Quilting Finished–Binding?

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Now what to use for the binding!  I worked 3 – 40 minute segments yesterday and got the quilting on Scrappy Stars finished!  I’m really not sure what color I will use for the binding though, dark blue to match the back well not look good on the front – aqua binding would look good on the front by not necessarily on the back – I think there will be some auditioning going on of fabric today.  I actually think I might go with scrap pieces and mix in some of the dark blue and the aqua.

Here is the quilt just tossed on the floor.

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Part of the back.  Linking to Tweety Loves Quilting today.

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One square up close.

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A little hand work done on the hexie in between quilting sessions and work outside.  Back to a couple cooler days this weekend outside, not sure if I will be working outside or inside – Mike has been battling a head cold so no work on the sewing room this weekend I think unless he all of a sudden feels better.

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Craftsy is having a supply sale this weekend – through Sunday at midnight! 

Quilting Supplies and Kits: Up to 50% off
Sewing Fabric and Kits: Up to 60% off
Knitting Supplies and Kits: Up to 50% off
Crochet Supplies and Kits: Up to 50% off
Cake Decorating Supplies: Up to 40% off

Have you seen this fabric brand on Craftsy called Colonial Manor?  Old time prints from the Colonial Days.  Kind of pretty and only $4.95 a yard right now.  I like the first red in the stack of reds shown in this photo.   I’m still trying to decide what I should get – so many choices!

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The Boundless Solids are on sale for $4.40 a yard.  This fabric is very much like Bella Solids and Kona Cotton.

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Such low prices! surely I should get some of these solids for backgrounds, but which color (?)  Decisions, Decisions!! I can see what I will be doing this weekend – looking at fabric LOL

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30 comments… add one
  • Gretchen Feb 25, 2017

    I normally choose a binding by what looks the nicest on the front. The back is the back, no one looks at it very often. Your quilt looks lovely!
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    • Karen Feb 25, 2017

      I guess I always want it to look good on both sides but the front of course is first choice

  • Marianne Feb 25, 2017

    The quilt looks great! How about a white binding?

    I have some Boundless solids, including a yard of the cream, and really like the feel. It’s a little lighter than Kona which I find too stiff to use in most things and heavier than the American Made Brand. The range of solid colors is nice, too.

    • Karen Feb 25, 2017

      I haven’t used the American Made Brand, so far I have liked the Boundless brand and I have several colors of it – I don’t think I would care for white binding though on this quilt.

  • Teri Dingler Feb 25, 2017

    That close up of that star with that pretty light green or Granny Smith apple green sure would make colors pop as a binding and would look good next to the background! So would a yellow I feel you had enough of a solid to bind with! But whatever you do is always a beautiful choice! This is one of my favorites!!
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    • Karen Feb 25, 2017

      thanks Teri – I used up almost all of my aqua scraps in this quilt. I have two colors left still that I had a bit of yardage in. The one you pointed out though only had a little bit of scraps that were used up. I might just do a mixture of colors.

  • Kathi Feb 25, 2017

    Looking forward to seeing your binding decisions… I like to have fun with binding and I also like it complement front and back as you do… . you sure machine quilted this big quilt fast though! I can’t move on machine quilting that fast! lol
    I love your hexies… almost half done with the toddler quilt I am hand quilting.
    Have a wonderful weekend playing in your leftovers and auditioning them for binding! Kathi
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    • Karen Feb 25, 2017

      I do not know if I move fast with straight lines or if it is because of my machine – I think it is the machine – the Juki is an industrial strength machine and it moves fast. Even with the walking foot and on the lowest setting it moves fast – it doesn’t chug slowly through. And seeing as these are straight lines it zips on through. I periodically check my bobbin so it doesn’t run out in the middle of a line which slows you down with starting and stopping having to pull the thread up and bury threads

  • maxine lesline Feb 25, 2017

    I want a yard of each of these Boundless fabrics !….. just to stack and look at … as many people do with their quilts. A binding of different colors and fabrics is usually attractive… more patchy stuff. I see one of Craftsy’s online classes is by Sarah Fielke.. and it is only $20……she turns out a bunch of interesting stuff with scrappy patchy pieces.

    • Karen Feb 25, 2017

      I have been looking at the boundless solids too – I really need some solids for backgrounds – now to decide which colors LOL – I have plenty of white I think but now and then nice to work with another color. the last class I got was for the food processor – I need to check on the classes again for quilting and really need to start watching some that I have that I have not watched still!

  • Isabella Feb 25, 2017

    The quilt came out beautiful.
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    • Karen Feb 25, 2017

      thanks Bella! I think it will be scrappy binding to go with the patchwork – surely I can find some in the stash to work out and include the blue from the back and the aqua from the front

      • Isabella Feb 25, 2017

        A scrappy border would be perfect. This looks like the type of quilt that is made for snuggling beneath. Job well done!
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        • Karen Feb 25, 2017

          thanks – I’m thinking scrappy binding also

  • Dottie bishaw Feb 25, 2017

    I think the scrappy binding would be good, maybe even a black print to frame it nd it would look good on both sides. The quilt just sparkles and the quilting you did is wonderful!

    • Karen Feb 25, 2017

      thanks Dottie – not sure if I have a suitable black print but will audition with the rest

  • Becky T Feb 25, 2017

    Why don’t you just go wild and crazy and use a white or off white for the binding?

    • Karen Feb 25, 2017

      I’m not a fan of white binding unless it is a mainly white quilt 🙂

  • Sandra B Feb 25, 2017

    Looking forward to what you decide for the binding, Karen…. You always make great selections, so I know whatever you do for this one will be great…sometimes I have a harder time deciding on a binding than for picking all the fabrics for a quilt! Crazy, huh!
    We are continuing with strange weather here in Virginia…as I am writing this, we are in the middle of a thunderstorm! in February! This weather system is supposed to bring us cooler temperatures, but still above our normal …. I was out this morning running errands and saw a number of Bradford pear trees in bloom…so pretty, but not a usual sight for February…

  • Karen Feb 25, 2017

    The Bradford pear trees are blossoming here too and last night it got down to 28° And tonight supposed be about the same then back to warming up again I have a feeling some of the plants we’ll be damaged depending on how long the temps are below 30 degrees – it just got warm too early in the season!!

  • Astrid Feb 25, 2017

    Love your scrappy quilt! To choose a fabric for binding can be a pain. What about a scrappy binding? Or plain red, blue, green or yellow? Can’t wait to see what you choose.
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    • Karen Feb 25, 2017

      yes I have decided to make the binding scrappy! I do like that kind also!

  • Alida Feb 25, 2017

    Fantastic quilt! I would go with a scrappy binding, probably teal/aqua or similar. Thanks for sharing!!

    • Karen Feb 25, 2017

      yes that is what I am thinking – I will include some of the last aqua I have and various other colors

  • JanineMarie Feb 26, 2017

    Have fun auditioning bindings. I love scrappy ones, but I’m picky–I don’t usually like a binding fabric to touch the very same fabric on the front. I don’t pay a lot of attention to how it looks with the back .
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    • Karen Feb 27, 2017

      I’m not as picky as you I don’t mind using the same fabric that is on the front or the back when doing scrappy because there are so many different colors being used

  • Thimbleanna Feb 27, 2017

    Yay — the quilting is done and it looks great – what a big job!!!
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    • Karen Feb 27, 2017

      thanks, now to hand stitch the binding.

  • Vicki Feb 28, 2017

    You made Scrappy Stars a fun, fast and no stress project. It looks great!

    • Karen Feb 28, 2017

      yes the blocks did go quickly – I hate a quilt top that stresses you out!

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