Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Binding progress.........

I didn't make much progress, just one complete side plus about 10" on the next side.  It just looked so pretty I had to take a photo.



My amaryllis is just starting to bloom.  There are 4 flowers on this stalk and there is another stalk that you can see to the right of this one, about half as tall. 

20 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...


the binding and backing are pretty together. The flower is beautiful. Warmer again today. Chris

Gene Black said...

I think that binding is great. It enhances the quilt without yelling "look at me"

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I didn't get the amaryllis this year sometimes I do but it totally got forgotten this year. The backing and the binding on that quilt really rock!

Ruth said...

Wow, the quilt is just beautiful. Kind of matches the flower, too.

patty a. said...

Love the fabric on the back of that quilt. Another one of your great finds! The amaryllis is beautiful!

Kevin the Quilter said...

It really is pretty! What a perfect binding fabric! You have quite the green thumb....but I would expect that from you. Green thumb/exuberant color go hand in hand. Just don't get green with envy, or cowardly yellow! LOL

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a perfectly glorious quilt!!

Cathi said...

What a fabulously rich quilt that is! The binding and backing are fabulous!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great binding! If the amaryllis is in your kitchen, I love the wood cabinets and the arts and crafts knob. Looks like the wall is a luscious color also.

JJM said...

What a lovely RED Christmas post today Wanda. And enjoyed seeing your chocolate spritz and covey of sparrows or chickadees in the leafless bush. I love little song birds (yesterday)

JJM

Mystic Quilter said...

Brilliant co-ordination between the amaryllis and your lovely quilt!

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeous, happy quilt! Love everything about it. Once again, I thank you for all of the quilting inspiration you provide to the quilting world. Yours is the first blog I read every day. Best holiday wishes to you.

Irene in WA
Quilting forever,
housework whenever

Mary said...

Beautiful bloom! Is this a new plant or one you've taken care of more than one season?

Beth said...

I miss the amaryllis, in S. CA I had them growing in the yard... It was nice to have them take care of themselves!!!

karen k said...

Love the bright and glorious colors! Will brighten the dull days of winter for sure.

Marie said...

So pretty, indeed! Just love those colours. No wonder you're happy with it.

Candace said...

I meant to ask you this yesterday, but got distracted. Your quilt and the binding you chose for it looks great. It looks like the binding is one of those beautiful, rich, Kaffe Fasset stripes. I am currently working on a quilt that is calling out for that as a binding since I used it as a constant on the front of the quilt. I was reluctant to use it since it feels like it has a much lower thread count than most quilting cottons, and I was afraid it would not hold up as well on the edge of the quilt. I even considered using it, but backing it with a layer of muslin or batiste. My quilts are not art pieces like yours are. They are large and functional. Obviously, you do not share my concern. Perhaps I should go for it. Have you used this type of fabric as a binding before?

suemac said...

It does look so pretty sitting there. It was begging to be photographed.

Charlotta said...

I love striped bindings, and sometimes diagonal stripes - which you can get by making bias binding - can be especially great. But I rarely feel like making the effort of making bias binding. It's one of those things, which to me is a lot more work than it's worth. In fact, I often "cheat" and buy Moda bias bindings by the yard. It mostly comes in solids, and no stripes that I'm aware, but for really large quilts where I'm going to use a solid anyway, it's a great solution in my book.

Brown Family said...

I do like the striped binding. I love amaryllis. Mine are dwarf ones and bloom on late August and early September. They have multiplied so much that I have a solid red flower bed!