Sunday, April 27, 2014

Binding......

In the end I decided on a black binding but I am using a mottled batik instead of a plain solid color.  I think the batik has a better chance of not fading with age.




I decided to do it all by machine so here is one long edge finished, three to go.

16 comments:

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Wanda. I'm really liking the black and white border on this. Quite dramatic!
best, nadia

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

The border sets off the design quite well, don't you think ?~!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Wow! What drama, just love it. I love quilts that just are so dynamic in colors and finish! Wish I could accomplish that.

Gene Black said...

I always like a black with visual texture better.

Beth said...

Its looking GOOD! One day I will remember to do a binding completely by machine before I start stitching it down by hand!!

suemac said...

I wish I could say I am really good with stitching both sides of the the binding by machine. It is a skill I am still working on.

Sheila said...

Beautiful! I do all of my binding by machine these days. I feel they are stronger than my hand stitching.

Mary said...

I know I am echoing what everyone else is saying, but I also like the border and binding choices.

JJM said...

I had to enlarge the photo to actually see that your black was really a mottled black. Of course it is. Your bindings are always the best. It is as important as the entire quilt.

JJM

Nancy J said...

Looks so good Wanda, perfect choice. Cheers, Jean.

Brown Family said...

I do like the mottled black!

Lostinspace said...

The word that comes to mind is Funky! I wonder where I dug that up from and if it is relevant!

Judy Dietrich said...

Using a batik with its tight weave for a binding is a brilliant idea!! It would also sew down nicely by machine. Another gorgeous quilt that will be done quickly to add to the finish column. You work so well---and are so organized!!!

Patty Cramer said...

I love the border!! Looks like a zebra - awesome!!

Lin Marsh said...

I think black binding was exactly what it needed. I'm glad you decided that too. And you're right, blacks do fade so much, don't they?
Lin

Muddling Through said...

Good choice! It looks perfect.