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Monday, December 10, 2012

Quilting and binding.......

This is the backing fabric I chose for the Christmas quilt.  I bought it on sale last year.  It was cold and rainy yesterday so it was a perfect day to do the quilting.
The quilt top was 50" wide so I had to piece the backing.  I also had some triangles left over plus a piece of the first border fabric so I made a zig zag strip to insert.  It reminds me of a Slinky toy stretched out.
I decided to use this old Jinny Beyer paisley for the binding.  I didn't want to emphasize the red or the green so this was a good mix.
I will take a photo of the finished quilt when I'm done with the hand stitching on the binding.

20 comments:

HollyM said...

The backing fabric is really neat and I love the zig zag bit! Will you be snuggling under this quilt?

Frog Quilter said...

Love all your fabric choices. The design on the backing is cool. Use it if you have it!!! The fabric.

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Perfect backing! I really like the "zipper" insert - fun!

Judy

Taos Sunflower said...

Great backing!

Susan R said...

Ohhhh I can't wait to see this quilt when its finished. I was in awe of your FMQ (love the variegated thread color.)

I'm so happy that you're feeling better.

Susan

Needled Mom said...

Great back with the zig zag!! The binding fabric is perfect.

Quiltdivajulie said...

LOVE the back fabric and the zig zag insert!

FUN!!

suemac said...

I love how the backing turned out. It makes the quilt reversible since it is so cute.

JJM said...

Love your post today, will look forward to seeing your completed Christmas quilt. Such fun backing fabric, plus your 'slinky insert', paisley binding, all stitched together to make another fabulous festive Christmas quilt.

J~MT

Sharon said...

What a great back! Yes it does look like a slinky. I love your thread choice on this, it adds a little punch to the fabric.

Cathi said...

I love that backing! The fabric you chose for the binding is fabulous.

LC said...

The binding is amazing... gives a richness. Nice. Again...!

Muddling Through said...

I love the backing piecing. Just makes an extra element of fun! Really pretty in all its components.

Lynne said...

What a great fabric and and a neat solution to piecing!

Michelle said...

The fabric is great and that pieced strip adds a lot of zing -- I love it!

Angel and Kirby said...

I like the binding fabric! It is the right mix.

Sheila said...

Pretty backing and beautiful binding.

felice said...

i love the binding!

Patty Ashworth said...

The backing is actually a "Modern Quilt". New thing! Got to try some.

Mary said...

I absolutely love the backing on this quilt.