I am IN A BIND! Remember this quilt from New Year's eve?
This quilt should have been finished AGES ago.... seriously why has it been sitting around with just a little bit left to do? I think the quilt fairies fell down on the job. They did not do their magic ... so I'm forced... pleased to be quiltilng quilting it.
Since this quilt was made with my Arabella fabric, it is not a scrappy quilt. Most of the time this would be just fine. But Arabella is NO MORE.. as in NO MORE HERE or anywhere...
And I did not cut binding for this quilt. If I did.. I can't find it.
My first thought was to use a tonal black for the binding.. EASY OUT Eh? Something very tonal would blend in nicely. This is when I discovered that I seem to have NO BLACK yardage.. NONE.. I have FQs... and the bigger pieces are mostly prints or things I would not use for binding on this quilt (like the black and white gingham you can see).
I did manage to find one black binding to audition, then went into the red bins...
Want to pick the binding for me? Good.. let's get to it!
Option 1 is this ticking of black with red from Moda... Moda long long ago.
But I have enough.. horrah!
This black and reddish checkerboard seems like an interesting option
once again.. I have plenty for binding.
I see some of you inspecting the photos.. I see some of you getting ready to write me to point out that the outer border seems to STILL not be fully quilted.. and maybe I missed that spot? Yes thank you for pointing out that the ENTIRE outer black zig zag and yellow area is STILL NOT QUILTED... is waiting patiently for me to finish.
This red tonal is a little bright, but since it won't be right next to the other reds I'm thinking it's a good option to audition
The last option is my red from my newest fabric line "Eat Your Fruits and Veggies"
Which binding do you like?
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But Wait there's more!!.... check back later today and all weekend here at my blog... I'm heading towards the train station as you read this to take a little ride up to New York City to visit my buddy Victoria.. yes THAT Victoria!