Monday, January 9, 2012

A little help please.

Your thoughts?

Rhonda from Quilter in the Gap's Finish-A-Long is working! I have sandwiched and quilted, or mostly quilted, my kaleidoscope quilt. But I can't decide on two things. First, the binding. I have enough of three fabrics which match perfectly - which one should I use? I have taken pictures from three different angles.

Your thoughts?

My other question is the quilting. You can see I used light grey threat to quilt straight lines parallel to the seams running along the pointy bits on either side of the seams. That leaves the square in the middle of the aqua and chartreuse stars without quilting. The spacing between quilting is fine for my batting, it can go to 8" between quilting and I want this to be a soft and puffy quilt.

Should I leave it as is, add another line parallel to the ones I have quilted on both sides of the seams, say a 1/2" further over, or quilt around the squares?

Your thoughts?

I have trouble auditioning binding as there is so little that actually shows on the quilt. This last picture is my attempt at a view more like binding.

Kaleidoscope Top - pieced

Here is the top before quilting, I did not have time to set up lighting to photograph the quilted top last night.

In other FAL news, I have about 35" left to hand stitch on the bed quilt, but I could not keep my eyes open last night to finish. I will be able to show it off very soon.

Have a great Monday and thank you for your thoughts!