This is one of my most favourite fabrics from my stash .
Soul Garden by Carolyn Gavin has been sitting there on the shelf looking pretty, with an easy going smile. When I purchased it all those moons ago I imagined that it would be perfect for sashing between colourful blocks, or just the right dark print to give some scrappy piecing depth, it could have even made a fun tizzy border to contrast with big scale prints.
This weekend I used it for binding. Good old humble binding.
It was a hard to let go of all the dreams I had for it
But then I knew it would look just right.
I combined it with another stash favourite. I bought 5 yards of this Flea Market Fancy fabric in my first year of quilting. That pink is such a great rich, summery shade of pink. Those posies of flowers would have beautiful on big wide borders, or even a fabulous summer skirt.
Almost too good to use as backing for my latest quilt...
but then again, it's perfect.
It's been lovely spending time with these two fabrics as they become friends and seeing them get along so well.
I know I'm late to the party but I finally got some clips for holding the binding in place as I sew. Oh why did I wait so long? they really help with a much more even result, I just love crisp, straight binding. Best of all they saved me from being spiked a zillion times by pins. If you haven't tried these clips I highly recommend giving them a go!
As for the quilt... no photos of it today I'm afraid.
Good things come to those who wait.
Really, they do!