Wednesday, February 15, 2012

proper binding + need a name for this quilt

I'm at the binding stage of this quilt and I decided to make proper binding which is cut on the bias. I've heard multiple testimonies that binding on the bias makes the binding last infinitely longer, as the cross-weave is much stronger.  I have every intention of being buried with this quilt so I figure the binding better last that long too.  I kid you not.


I contemplated using this method but I'm just too lazy so I did piece all my binding (pieced straight instead of diagonal , again, I'm lazy) but someday I might attempt it.  How could I not love the idea of all my binding being PRE-pieced, therefore after cutting you get one long strip of fabric!  Sounds fabulous right?!  If anyone has tried it before, let me know how you fared...

Oddly enough, the deadline to submit quilt entries for the NQA Quilt Show is April 30th, so I think I'll be well ahead of the game!  Amazing, in my world.  My friend AnneMarie is also submitting a quilt and it looks like ours will be the ONLY modern quilts in the bunch.  Maybe we'll start a trend... 
AM's quilt is freshly finished - go check it out!!!  Its gorgeous!

Finally, I need a name for this quilt.  I'm completely awful at coming up with names so I look to you, my quilty friends, for the answer!  Need to see the whole thing?  Here it is, although not finished - notice the date of that post, over a year ago!  

6 comments:

MeganAnne said...

sapphire strings... or is that too super cheesy?

Pamela Nees said...

Mosaic Melange...

(looks a bit like tile mosaics to me!)

Lovely quilt...

AnneMarie said...

Thanks for the shout out girl! Can't wait to see yours in person tomorrow!

Charlotte said...

I tried that method the (one and only) time I made bias binding and it was fantastic. So much better than sewing all those seams. Your quilt is so lovely - I totally get the wanting to be buried with it thing!

Colleen said...

kaleidoscope
It looks fantastic

Char said...

Yes I've done it lots of times. I started quilting in 1994 and made almost all my binding on the bias. I only did hand quilting back then too. Now it's straight edge and machine quilting.