Design Wall Monday is here again.-- on Small Quilts and Doll Quilts. On my to-do list has been large quilt binding. I have had a king sized quilt awaiting binding for many months, with an almost-enough pile of binding awaiting final measuring before applying to the quilt. I don't know why I let these jobs linger for so long!
Looking back in my files, I got it back from the quilter almost a year ago. Shameful! So yesterday the binding--all 400 inches--got stitched on. This is a Bonnie Hunter pattern, I think it's called Rick Rack Nines.
Now that the binding is on, I'm trying to decide if I am crazy enough to hand stitch it to the back, or if machine binding will be fine--I'm leaning towards machine! It's a quilt for our bed.
More miles of binding were cut and sewn for two donation quilts. We are still giving quilts to victims of the Thomas Fire and Montecito mudslide disasters.
Isn't this one pretty? These are Perkiomen Valley blocks, which can be laid out so many ways. I only added the green binding. We have been stitching bindings to the back and bringing to the front to machine finish. The next Perkiomen Valley quilt I worked on looked so familiar, but it wasn't until I took a final picture that I realized why.
It is so amazing that this one came back to me for binding, as I originally laid out all the blocks months ago at a sew-in, from a pile of "mostly go together" disparate blocks. You can see that the lights and darks are a bit muddy in some places but there is still enough contrast in most. It needs a label and then is ready for our next pop-up giveaway next month.
I also ventured out over the weekend to find binding choices for the Tea Time placemats I was working on--they are all quilted now. I had a lovely time breathing in quilt shop fabric fumes and being in the company of other makers. A number of fabrics jumped in my basket but here are the top two binding choices: