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Handmade quilts and home accessories by fiber artist Linda Nussbaum. See samples of past projects as well as pieces available for sale and inspirations for custom orders. To see what is currently available for sale, please visit my Etsy Shop.

Surrounded by Scraps

Give it some thought first

Linda Nussbaum

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.