Girls! Here's a peek at the February quilt top coming together. I ran out of white, so am waiting to finish three of the edges, and I need more of my backing fabric, but it is slowly taking shape! I will machine quilt this one...stitching in the ditch along the block edges to start, and then I saw a really neat design that looks like 'half moons' in each of the small blocks within blocks. We'll see how well the machine sewing goes, and how much stamina I have. Amy and I met yesterday at our local quilting shop (um...that is a generous word to describe the store... it is a hodgepodge of weird offerings and odd deals, and a huge selection of fabric at the back of the warehouse). We decided on a polyester batting but now I'm waffling and wonder if I should splurge on the 'quilter's dream'... I've used warm and natural before for all of my flannel quilts and know it sews really smoothly. I will let you know what I end up doing!
So, here's the top! My 'design wall' is the bookshelf in our family room...
And here's the backing fabric... It is from the 'piece o cake' line from Robert Kaufman, and has a very vintage 50s feel to it. I love the yellow and blue on white. The quilt feels like it will be at home in a cottage bedroom. Fresh and cheerful and smelling like summer.
And now for your advice, what do you think would look good as the binding? I was leaning towards a bright blue to match the blue in the back. Solid? Striped? I welcome your artistic ideas.