A Little Bit of Binding

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!


A Little Bit of Binding

34 comments

  1. :D can't wait to see what that binding went on! x+o

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, you are a tease! Please do not tarry with the big reveal!

    ReplyDelete
  3. A good backing and binding combo. is hard to resist.:)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Perfect fabric for a binding. Aren't those clips fabulous - now if only they were a little cheaper.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Lovely binding and backing , so now I can't wait to see the quilt! No doubt you are finding a novel way of photographing it. I am always very boring when I photograph my quilts: either hanging from the banisters at the top of the stairs or draped over an armchair!

    ReplyDelete
  6. both those fabrics are great together - can't wait to see the front though!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wonderful fabric for the binding!!
    Now.... dear Rachael.... I can't wait to see the quilt!!!
    Hugs
    Deborah

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love both the fabrics, such beautiful colours. I can't believe you only showed us that little bit and now we have to wait for the full reveal, sob!

    ReplyDelete
  9. really gorgeous fabric choices :-)

    ReplyDelete
  10. Using treasured fabrics for great finishes is liberating.
    Keep moving on to more great quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  11. You are a tease! Dangling such neat fabric and binding. I am sure it is going to be FUN!

    ReplyDelete
  12. i love those clips too! ok I can wait, NOT!
    Kathie

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such pretty fabrics, I can't wait to see the quilt!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am so impressed that you used not one, but two!, of your hoarded favorites. That is no small thing! At least you can be comforted knowing that so many wonderful prints come out all the time.

    Can't wait to see this finished beauty!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Isn't it fun to introduce two good friends & see them get along so well together!
    I'm eager to see the front!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love to see the fabrics you use and have in your stash, they're are so many whimsical and fun ones in it ! Even the creamy fabrics of the Dollop of Cream are fun !

    ReplyDelete
  17. Your finishes are always sweet..... I'll be on pins and needles waiting :) Have a wonderful day. Janita

    ReplyDelete
  18. Haha - tease! Looking forward to seeing the quilt. You're right - the backing and binding go so great with the set. I can see why that black floral has been a favorite. :)

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ooh, that wonderful binding and backing really are perfect together! So springy and fun. I haven't tried the binding clips, but you've convinced me. Have a great week!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh I have fabrics like that - ones that I have big plans for and then I get some other fabric that I have big plans for and then I end up using the fabric in little plans instead, if I use it at all!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Oooh, I can't wait to see your quilt -- it looks beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  22. OH CLIPS!!! Where have I been??? Obviously not in quilt shops.....I just put on a batik binding (queen size) and almost lost my mind between the pins, ouch, and that fabric was SO dense, the real deal from Hawaii. Finally remembered sticking pins in soap for cloth diapers.......a very long time ago :) And that helped a lot. This was for our quilt group for a raffle and I volunteered...what was I thinking?????
    Amazing that your fabrics go so well together, I never would have thunk :)
    My fav is the reproduction, I assume, of the little girl and the dog. NICE job!

    ReplyDelete
  23. You're not massively late to the party Rach - I bought some of those clips a few weeks ago after using what look like hair clips for years.

    Love that binding - even if I do think you're mean for teasing us and making us wait to see what it's attached to!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I have a whole bolt of a fabric I love and just can't bring myself to use it! I'm positive that the right project will come along and it will just be the "right" fabric. :)

    Looking forward to what you've made, though I'm not sure about the waiting thing! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. It's looks great with the DS fabric (I love Denyse Schmidt's fabric lines) and the retro print (love those too!). I love the small scale flowers - you don't lose the essence of the fabric when it is used as a binding. Can't wait to see the quilt in its entirety!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Oh this is going to be sooooooo beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished quilt! Glad those friends got together finally!

    ReplyDelete
  27. what great fabrics and I love that pink one!!! So vintage and lovely.
    can't wait for the reveal. Wow you've been finishing a lot of quilts lately :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh yes .. they really do play nicely together :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. yes yes she is really a tease..but the tease is a good one and I am eager to see.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Always good to use up a favourite fabric and have it "out there"!! Hope we don't have to wait long for the reveal!

    ReplyDelete
  31. When its their time its their time, if you know what I mean. They obviously were the perfect fit for your project and therefore no heartache about using them.

    ReplyDelete
  32. I'm intrigued. Can't wait to see the end result.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for leaving me a comment. I love to hear your thoughts. I don't always have time to reply but your wonderful words encourage me to keep sharing my work and stories.

Name

Email *

Message *