Jan 5, 2009

Binding woes!


I always hate finishing up a quilt. I am talking about the binding, the label and the sleeve. Last night when I think I should have called it quits, I decided on a multi colored binding for my Pinecone quilt. It was sort of woodsy looking and I thought the contrast would be good. When I finished all the above steps, I put it back on my design wall and that binding was all wrong. Looked good when I auditioned it, I thought (maybe I just wanted this step over and I was tired), but once finished it was distracting to the rest of the quilt.

I decided to sleep on it.

This morning it was just as bad. So today I am ripping it off and redoing it. Thank goodness this is a smaller quilt. Learned a big lesson about stopping when you know you are just in the "I want to get this done" mode!

2 comments:

Libby Fife said...

Tell me about it. Always best to quit when you are ahead-I guess I mean that literally! I do know what you mean about wanting to finish something also. Can be frustrating-I can't work fast enough!

Thanks also for the pics of the antique quilts. They are wonderful to look at and think about.

Barbara Strobel Lardon said...

Yes, it is something I have to work on for 2009 I guess. I have always been that way. I get to the binding etc. and just want the job finished as well as to see the quilt complete so I will rush it. Not a good thing although for the most part I have "lucked out". :)

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