Small Someday #2: Back And Binding

Remember this from last week?  DSC01181

It now has a back and binding.IMG_3452

I am ready to move on to another Someday project, but I will let you know when this one is quilted and bound.  IMG_3455

Mostly I am really pleased at the use of scraps.  By searching out the right idea and being flexible with cutting, the scraps are in the quilt and no longer languishing in a bag wishing for “someday.”

If you have a little bag of loveliness hiding away somewhere, maybe today is the day to get it out and ask, “So, what do you want to be?”

Small Someday #2: Decisions and Assembly

The pieced columns were assembled fairly quickly and the next decision was the vertical sashing between–what color to choose?  Brown?  Purple (unlikely but interesting)? Green?  DSC01161

Green won!DSC01163

It didn’t take long to turn all those columns into a quilt top.  DSC01180I like the few fussy cut pieces and feel that most of the “added” fabric works.DSC01182

Next steps are to create the backing (must use those last few scraps) and choose a binding.DSC01181

The top is based on 2-1/2″ squares with the light sashing at 1″ FINISHED and the green at 2″ finished.  It is 36″ x 36″ in all.

Blocks Complete

All the blocks on Heritage Stars are done!

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Yes, you are looking at my “design bed.”  But, there has to be a safe place for quilts to rest while they are works in progress.  It seems appropriate to give them a taste of their future lives.

Creating it left a number of “waste triangles” that I am making plans for–maybe a couple of pillows to match?DSC01149

Anyway, assembly and three borders next.

 

Cross My Heart Finish

Quilting four small quilts in a day last week has really boosted my finish count.  DSC01152

It seems there is always a few minutes here and there to get those bindings stitched down.DSC01156

Cross My Heart in particular changes when the binding is added.  I wasn’t sure I liked the design at first, but had to have faith in the process–“Binding will help a lot,” I told myself.DSC01155

And, it did.DSC01153

Tutorial coming soon, probably some time in the next week.