Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It felt like a binding day

I knew today would be a binding day today. For some reason this batik has always been one of my favorites. It is from at least 12 years ago and I think longer than that. I had originally thought that I was going to bind this quilt with strips from a lot of different batiks, but when I started looking I found this one and knew it was going to work with both the front and the back.
I only got one side hand sewn and started a second side and then I knew I was done for the day.

22 comments:

pattynubs said...

That batik was also my favorite! I think have a few small scraps left. I was very frugal in using it - it was one of those pieces that was too pretty to use. It did make beautiful binding!

Julie Bagamary said...

What a great choice for binding!

Jean said...

It is a gorgeous choice! I need to declare a binding week, and do some of mine.

Jackie said...

This fabric is just a fabulous choice for binding. Not to mention that I just love the fabric on its own.

Laura said...

Yes, that fabric definitely looks perfect for both the front and the back. I don't particularly like making binding (the sewing the strips together part - not sure why), but I LOVE the hand sewing part. I'm binding my class wallhanging right now and am almost done.

Pat said...

Very pretty...and I'm happy to see you try to get a binding that matches the front AND the back. Lots of quilters I know think I am nuts to try to match both sides as they say the back won't be seen anyway. I STILL like the binding to match both side...regardless of what they say!!! LOL

Maria said...

What a gorgeous fabric, looks great as the binding

Jody said...

the batik is wonderful, but i cannot tear my eyes away from your backing!!!! LOVE that! Is that a new fabric line, or older?

debra said...

I am crazy for that backing as well.

hetty said...

Beautiful fabric! Great match! I love your back fabric. It's very soft and pretty!

Ann said...

I love your batiks, but the one time I used some on a quilt back, I thought it was terribly difficult to hand-sew through just that single layer of batik. Do you find them harder to get your needle through? Or was I just unlucky in the piece I used?

Anonymous said...

I can see why it is one of your favorite batik pieces. The ferns are a bonus with those wonderful colors.

Another great post today... I am so happy you a blog, it always makes my day.

J~MT

belinda said...

Well heck yee-ow it works...that is great fabric...are you stingy
with it?
Do you have 'workers' today....I was thinking of your earlier this morning wondring if all was going well??

Love 2 Quilt said...

That is a great fabric for binding your quilt. It matches and blends with all the colors.

QuilterBee said...

And you got to use it up!! Congrats :o) And it looks good too. Love your blog Amie

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
Wow, isn't it amazing how a batik can pick up so many colors in a quilt and look "perfect"? I think I like it better as a binding than if you used bigger hunks in a quilt.
Vicky F

Cathi said...

What a gorgeous batik -- and so perfect for binding that quilt!!

SheilaC said...

I love batiks and yours makes a great binding.

That backing fabric is beautiful! WHat a great print and those colors!

SheilaC

Wanda said...

You are right on, once again! Perfect binding for such an amazing quilt! OK...THIS one is now my favorite!

QuiltSue said...

The batik is a great choice for the binding, it really works well with the other colours you have in the quilt.

karenfae said...

I love that batik.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Yuki said...

Love your binding fabric. I have it, too!

ttfn :) Yuki