Friday, December 11, 2015

Liberated Log Cabin binding color choice...

Interviewing turquoise for binding..

Turquoise or black for binding?

Black it is!

The small version of 'Citrus Rose' art quilt, made with 'liberated' log cabin blocks, was hand quilted and ready for binding. I couldn't decide on color for the binding. Turquoise, orange or black? I narrowed it down to turquoise or black, then black won out. I like the effect of using several borders, using a light-dark-light or a dark-light-dark.  The binding is sewn on and pinned on the back waiting to be hand sewn down. That was my Friday quilting adventure.

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Have a great Friday!


  1. I would choose the black. I think it frames it better.

  2. I remember a quilter that was presenting a trunk show at our local guild saying that it's always best to have a dark colour at the outer edge of quilt in order to give the eye a place to stop. I'm not sure that it's always true, but it certainly works in this case!

    1. That sounds like good advice, like a period at the end of a sentence.

  3. This quilt turned out really nice - black was a great choice for the binding. I don't think I've ever used black as a binding before. I don't know why, just hadn't thought about it. I recently hemmed some kitchen linens too - tea towels I gave away as gifts.