Thursday, November 15, 2012

Plodding Along

I keep plodding along with Dad's Quilt.  I wonder if I will ever stop calling it that?

I've gotten into a groove with this quilt....hand quilting on it for just a while each morning before I begin my Bible study and farm chores.  It's such a good way for me to settle my emotions as I start the peaceful and meditative.

Fan quilting from back--sorry it doesn't show up very well.

I've finished all of the center fan quilting.

The last bit of fan quilting

Chose a very simple pattern for quilting the border.

Easy-Peasy Border Quilting

The border is moving along pretty fast, so I'm starting to think about the binding.

Auditioning binding fabrics. 
Really like the one on the right which is also the
setting fabric on the outside edge of the blocks.

I would like to use the same fabric for all the binding, but don't have any large pieces of brown fabric.  I could (and may) go shopping for a brown binding fabric.  But in the spirit of frugal quilting I would really like to use what I have.  I'll most likely piece some of my brown prints and just go with it.  Sometimes the binding fabric makes a big difference in a quilt, but in this case I don't think it's much of a design element. 

Some other bits of brown print fabric from my stash.

What do you think?  Any strong opinions?



  1. I think a pieced binding would be perfect! You're so close!

  2. Pull something out of the stash at church and replace it with an equivalent amount from your stash! That way you can have all one fabric for your binding...