I‘m not sure why I second guess myself so much .. I should just go with my gut instincts and run with it. In my previous post, I talked about the binding fabric I was going to use. And I had a pretty good rationale for the green that I had picked too .. but still – I agonized .. and agonized .. and just wouldn’t commit to the fabric I chose. Well I finally put my big girl pants on and followed my gut and logic – “I’m thinking that the medium would look better as it would pull the tops of the middle X blocks out and make them pop more”.
So I got my hanging sleeve ready .. I couldn’t do this one the ‘normal’ way I do it as I was doing edge-to-edge quilting, but I could attach the top of it when I put the binding on and stitch it when I do the hand stitching part of the binding. Not sure I’ll do edge-to-edge again tho, the border seams look obvious to me. Normally, I do SID for them – but wanted to try this way. Never know unless you try, right?! Oh back to the sleeve – I pinned it on and away I went. Course I put the binding on the wrong side – but caught it only after doing 6″ so it was easy enough to frog it and start again .. Pix eyed the binding that was dangling off my lap, but decided to behave himself .. (maybe it was the gimlet eye, I giving him?? heh .. yeah right!), so it was uneventful, I can rather live with some boredom in life on occasion.
The medium green looks GREAT and it really does pull the green tops of the blocks out more. Sorry for the blechy shot, nite time and flash again, eh? But I’ll get a better pic tomorrow – maybe outside if the rain decides to stop .. BUT the rain is sort of better than snow .. I only say it that way as I do have a dog – and she LOVES LOVES LOVES water :\.
I have decided on my next project .. I’ll be doing the mystery hunt pattern from National Quilters Day .. more to follow on this 😀