Friday, May 10, 2013

On a binding roll and a new to me!


I'm trying to stay focused on my 2013 list so last night I started work on my next set of bindings.  The first is my Material Obsessions quilt.

I auditioned lots of fabrics.  I really thought I was going to use either a red or bright green but in the end I liked the look of this blue check the best.  The color may be neutral with this quilt but the checks cut on the bias have a great texture.  They are right up there with striped bindings in my book!

Also I got a "new-to-me" quilt in the mail.   If you have read this blog for any length of time you know how much I love a cup of caffeine...coffee, tea, hot chocolate...whatever!  So I have wanted a cup quilt... preferably vintage for quite some time.  Now I have one!

This came from Oklahoma and was made in the 1940's.  The quilting is a bit primitive but I like it!  Of course having so many fabrics and that much red what isn't to like!

6 comments:

Merilyn said...

Love the 'cup' quilt!!! It is quite unusual, but it works.......
and to find one that size too, what a treasure!!!!!

*karendianne. said...

Great idea with checks for binding!!!

I love that quilt and the quilting.

Tonya Ricucci said...

love love love love that cup quilt!!!! great find.

Kathie said...

I LOVE this cup quilt and have always wanted to make one
always looking for just the right shape...what a great find....I am with you coffee and tea all the time :)
Kathie

Dawn said...

Fun quilts. Exciting to be onto binding and close to a finish.
Love the 'cuppa' quilt - fun find.

Linzee said...

Oh, my gosh--this cup quilt is amazing. Love how the red really makes it graphic. Great find!