Monday, June 18, 2018

Binding Dairy Cream

I'm  pretty sure Donna at Quilted Threads was shocked when I picked this colorful diagonal stripe for the binding of my Dairy Cream diamonds quilt.

Believe it or not, I don't usually like to use fabric for the binding that is in the quilt already. Reason: because if the binding touches a piece of fabric on the quilt that is the same, it looks like one area is bleeding into the other. I want to keep them separate.

For this quilt, I wanted something mostly white or cream, and a color, but I couldn't find anything that really made my heart sing.  I found this pretty stripe in the kid's section, and I knew it was perfect. The reason? In this case, the binding was selected because it is perfect for who the quilt is FOR. My mother, who's an artist and loves color. And the stripe was happy.

And when I joined the binding strips, I did this DELIBERATELY.  I like the little bit of zing it provides for the viewer who will notice it.

My Mother is so eager for the quilt she told me I could machine sew the binding down on the front, and not to do it by hand, so this will be finished very soon.


Sewgirl said...

If this were my quilt I would be anxious for it too! I think it is my favorite of all that you’ve made so far. You’re mother is very lucky!

Quiltdivajulie said...

I agree - the striped binding is "just right" for your Mom's quilt.

Mari said...

"Happy" is as good a reason to buy a fabric as I've ever heard! Can't wait to see the finished quilt. (If the quilt was for me, I'd be anxious for it, too!)