Right now I feel as if the answer to the question if I will ever finish all the quilt binding I have piled up is "no!"
After making what felt like miles of scrappy gray binding for my jumping 9-patch I decided that combining scrappy binding with a piano key border is just piling seams on seams...too bulky and too messy. So I went back to the fabric piles and pulled a blue, teal and green fabric with coffee themes sayings on it. The print is tiny and gives the first impression of being stripes...like it. So now I think I may name this quilt the "Caffeine Jitters!"
Next in line is my "Ribbon Candy" aka Smith Mountain. This was quilted by Joyce Greer of "One Loose Thread."This is another pieced border so I think I'll stay away from scrappy binding...unless of course I have some large pieces to pull from.
Maybe some scrappy blue... again? !
So where are all these bright color choices coming from? My most recent antique quilt acquisitions all seem to be along this line too...
I got this to earlier this month...love the fabrics and the varied solids. Looks like it could come right out of a Kona Cotton ad!
The squares finish up at 1-1/2
and it is entirely hand pieced..