Over the weekend I managed to quilt a do. Good Stitches quilt that's been hanging around for a few months too long. It felt good to finish the quilting, let me tell you!
And then it was time to choose the binding.
I made a mistake that I may have made in the past, but has never seemed quite so glaringly obvious and yet so easy to pass over at the same time. I chose the binding fabric solely to match the backing fabric.
They look great together, don't they? Well, even before I cut the strips, pieced them all together, pressed and sewed it down to the quilt, I auditioned several fabrics. And I THOUGHT this one worked. I mean, it does work, but, well... let's just say it acts as more of a frame than this quilt might need.
I am going to withhold final judgement until I finish and can get a good look at the whole thing, deeming it way too late to make any changes at all! I actually like the color with all of the pieced blocks and even with the setting triangles, I just hadn't accounted for the bold contrast reading like the wallpaper I had in my bedroom when I was 4 years old.
And that's the story in a nutshell.