Friday, September 1, 2017

Binding Time

I just pulled the OMG quilt off of the quilting frame for the last time!  Finally!  The colors are way off, but it is very dark now.  I'll take a better photo once the binding is all done.
I was completely bogged down on the border.  I used a stencil, but the quilting was too uneven and looked really bad.  I thought about ripping it all out and starting over.  Instead I piled it in the corner and ignored it for a few months.  
Then, I filled in the background with a stipple.  It evened out the quilting density with the middle section and camouflaged some of the imperfections.  Not perfect, but better anyway.  It is all ready for binding now.  I am thinking lime green.  I wonder if I have some of that?
I've been organizing my fabric stash.  There seems to be some green in there.  I've been stocking up on backgrounds, can you tell?
 This cabinet is full of backing choices and fat quarter sized pieces.  Most of my stash in in scrap drawers, but sometimes scraps need to have friends.  Without slightly bigger cuts here and there it gets hard to find borders and bindings and such.
I'm not long for the world tonight.  Kurt came home from work sick and has been passed out in a chair most of the evening.  I'm supposed to run 10 miles in the morning so I'd better schedule the morning post before I turn into a pumpkin.  Sitting and hand sewing binding will probably give me a great excuse to rest my legs tomorrow afternoon.  A nap always feels good after a long run too.


10 comments:

Deb A said...

Oh no! Lots of vitamin C for Kurt and rest. The kids both had something last week - the back to school cold I think. I found the color orange for September on the 2017 link. I'll pull some out to play with tomorrow.

a good yarn said...

That's a fantastic stash and I'm regretting not buying those bargains to use as backing fabrics. Your quilting solution on the border was a terrific idea. I like lots of quilting on a quilt. Hope Hubs feels better soon.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Good luck on your run tomorrow. I've got nine miles scheduled for Tuesday (or Wednesday if my schedule changes). Love what you've chosen for the binding. Hope you don't catch what Kurt has. Have a great weekend! Andrea

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on completing the quilting on your OMG quilt. I quilted half a quilt today. Too bad it wasn't one of mine!!!

QuiltSwissy said...

Quilt looks fabulous! It is OMG!!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

You have a beautifully organized stash! I hope your run went well this morning and you have some enjoyable stitching time this afternoon. Your OMG quilt is just amazing!

Karee said...

Time and fresh eyes help us all come up with solutions and acceptance. Your quilt is amazing. Thank you so much for sharing its progress with us. Realistic blogging is healthy for all. And good things do take time to achieve.

Quilter Kathy said...

It looks fabulous! Great job! Enjoy the binding!

Sandy said...

Oooooh, lime green would be so cool. Binding is my favorite part. Have fun!

Kate said...

Very pretty! Glad you worked out the quilting fix. Hope Your Guy is back to normal. I'm behind on posts, hopefully you aren't along the coast and don't have to evacuate this weekend.