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Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Ready to Bind



Today I made the binding for this quilt. I think the dark binding kind of frames the whole thing. Now I have to square the quilt, sew the binding on and then do the miles of hand quilting. I am just wondering whether I should stitch it down on the back with black or white thread. I know there is a correct way and I think it is using the color of the background but I'm not sure.

Yesterday we spent July 1, Canada Day, at a family gathering as we usually do. It was a potluck so of course there was a ton of great food. The kids had a big water fight and got drenched. The only rule was no water on the adults. Some of the older teens got sucked into the fight whether they liked it or not. Us oldies stayed dry. I think everyone had a great time.

15 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

I like the dark binding. It gives a note of finality.

Myra said...

The black binding will look great Joyce! I believe the thread color would coordinate with the color of the fabric being sewn on. In your case, black. Just like applique.
That is what I was taught anyway, but who sets the rules anyway hey!?
Happy stitchings!

Silverthimble said...

I always match the colour of my thread to the colour of the binding. If you do this, your stitches will be almost invisibile and will blend right in. I love this quilt!

Exuberant Color said...

I agree, match the thread color to the binding color. It does look good with the dark edge.

comicbooklady said...

match to the binding! happy C-Day, we had a party and watched the fireworks from our front yard! spectacular!

Lise said...

beautiful work, I also agree, the dark color binding frames it and I also would do the dark quilting. I looks awesome...

Tazzie said...

It's just lovely! The binding is the perfect choice.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Hello Joyce,
Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous and the black binding is a great finish.
Stitch it down with black thread and it will look perfect.

I noticed the quilts 4 leukaemia button on your blog. I know the organizer lives in France. Have you sent blocks several times to her?
TTYL Quilter Going Bananas

Elaine Adair said...

I'm with 'silver thimble' on the thred color (match binding).

This simple quilt is just wonderful! Cheery, clean and straightforward - fresh and...and ... and ... I want to touch it!

I'm studying it, and now realize it's a triple 4-patch. How uncomplicated can a quilt be, yet turn out really wonderfun.

Cascade Lily said...

Well done Joyce! What handquilting are you going to do?

meggie said...

That quilt will be admired forever, I am sure. Just lovely.

Laughed about the kids & the water fight. I am a ball magnet, & whenever kids gets balls out to play with, I vanish, as I am sure to catch one in the head or face. Happens every time!

Clare said...

I'm way behind on commenting. Slow connection speeds (bleuch) and busy busy busy. You've probably done the binding by now and the quilt looks lovelier than it does in the photos.

Water fights!!!!!!!!!! DD had a huge one at school last Tuesday afternoon. She came back soaked to the skin and black dye all over her lime green T-shirt. Someone with a black T-shirt had sat on her lap. Kids!

Thimbleanna said...

That's a beautiful quilt Joyce! I love the colors!!!

Lynda said...

Such a dramatic quilt, which blends all its colours so well! the borders and binding are great.

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

It is beautiful! I love the colours in it.