Remember this from last week?
It now has a back and binding.
I am ready to move on to another Someday project, but I will let you know when this one is quilted and bound.
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?”
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?
It didn’t take long to turn all those columns into a quilt top. I like the few fussy cut pieces and feel that most of the “added” fabric works.
Next steps are to create the backing (must use those last few scraps) and choose a binding.
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.
All the blocks on Heritage Stars are done!
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?
Anyway, assembly and three borders next.
Quilting four small quilts in a day last week has really boosted my finish count.
It seems there is always a few minutes here and there to get those bindings stitched down.
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.
And, it did.
Tutorial coming soon, probably some time in the next week.