Quilted, Not Bound

I finished quilting DeLight. For the binding, I hope to find a yard of bright purple that’s the same color as the second narrow border. Yes, I looked in my stash already. It’s not there.

At 96″ square, it’s big. Usually we hang quilts on a galvanized steel pipe in our basement to get pictures. We’ll see if we can get that to work out once it’s bound. In the meantime, I put it on our king-sized bed. Jim took the picture standing on my dresser. Even so, he couldn’t get quite high enough or far enough away to get the whole thing in. πŸ™‚

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27 thoughts on “Quilted, Not Bound

    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      Oh my, what a nice compliment. Thank you! The quilting is … not bad. I am not talented there. But the coverage of space is fairly even and the tension was good, and for me, that’s not bad! πŸ™‚

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  1. katechiconi

    I peg mine out on the rotary clothes line, and crank it up to full height – it’s one of the old fashioned kind, and goes really high, so a king size quilt *just* clears the ground – so long as the Husband has mown the lawn! It’s looking fabulous, and I agree that bright purple is the colour to use for the binding – it’ll sing out and punctuate the edge of the quite beautifully.

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    1. Melanie McNeil Post author

      There seemed to be only two choices — more of the dark red like in the last triangles, or the purple. And the red just seemed wrong. I did find a purple that will work, not either of the ones used elsewhere but the same color, just darker. Which will work fine. It will be definite but not scream.

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