Another quilt finally has its binding! This quilt, similar to the Tic Tac Toe quilt, has been sitting in my UFO pile for months, pieced and quilted and 90% finished. I even had the fabric for the binding, ready and waiting. I’ve always been motivated by a deadline, and this time it was the fact that my sister was hosting Thanksgiving this year, and I wanted to be able to take it to her.
I am really pleased with the finished product. When I first started out I wasn’t so sure that I loved all the fabrics, but this is a memory quilt of sorts, since I was using the leftover bits from the lids of the wedding favours from my sister’s wedding last September. But as I started piecing the blocks I really fell in love with the way that things were looking. And then I started to get seriously bored with sewing these blocks. I love how string quilts look, but it will be a while before I start another one!
The binding selection was the result of a consultation with the fabulous members of the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild. I was so unsure of what to do. I had considered using one of the sheets from the quilt, but worried that it would be too busy. Someone suggested yellow and pretty soon we had every bolt of yellow fabric in the shop on the table! Kona Buttercup was the winner because it leaned ever-so-slightly towards green, while still appearing yellow when it was next to the quilt top.
Of course, the best part is that Rachel and Sean love it. And that was really the whole point. :)