These beautiful fabrics have been lying in my sewing room for months now. Every now and then I take them out and stroke them, but without a clear idea what to make with them I just end up laying them back in my stash, scared that I'll waste them.
I must admit that a few bits and pieces from the charm pack have made their way into some of my bee blocks and in determination not to fritter away the rest of this beautiful fabric, I started playing trying to decide what to make.
I didn't have a pattern, I definitely didn't have a plan, but I am pretty pleased with what I have created so far.
I initially had grand ideas for a chevron type design or a modern strip type quilt with lots of white spaces, but in the end I decided that I really didn't want to cut these fabrics up too much. What is the point of having beautiful fabrics if you waste them by cutting them too small?
I added some smaller squares of Tilda fabric that the lovely Cat gave me for Christmas and quite a few extra fabrics for the outer border. Some of these extras were suggested by Roz at the Scrap-along, others are taken from my stash. I love how Roz challenged me to expand my thinking and include fabrics that I wouldn't have considered. I think that by adding these extra fabrics, this quilt became a bit more me.
|The best photo I could get... its guy dreich here today!!!|
I'm not exactly sure what this quilt will be used for, or even who will get it (it won't surprise you if I tell you that Rascal, the resident quiltaholic, has got her eye on it!), but I'm actually enjoying making something which isn't my normal style.
I was originally planning on adding a final wide white border around the outside of the top, but now that I see it I'm tempted to leave it the size it is and just finish it off with a simple white binding.
What do you think?
Is white binding a bad idea?
Should I forget about binding all together and just bag it through and maybe edge with some ric rac detail?
Hmmm decisions decisions- All ideas welcome...