Wednesday, April 20, 2011

half quilted........

Well, I have the circle quilt half quilted!  I have to do other sewing today, so won't be able to work on it again - probably until Friday when I hope to finish the quilting and sew the binding on.
Here's a little peek at the quilting so far.  This is the first quilt I've quilted where I didn't do stippling, stitch-in-the-ditch, or straight line quilting.  I am very happy with the results so far!

I asked hubby what he thought about doing the binding in either the same fabric as the backing (the black mod-flowerish design from Oz) - or maybe the blue dot Denyse Schmidt for JoAnn's material I got the other day (there is no pink in this quilt, so the pinks are out of the question).  He suggested a solid?!  A solid?  This quilt has not ONE solid on it, LOL.  Should I divert from the plan and use a solid binding?  Or should I use the blue DS Quilts dots?  Or the black Oz print?  I'm leaning toward the black Oz print since I am quilting it in black thread, but the blue dots might be nice........

So, have you heard that the new DS Quilts fabrics are available at JoAnn's online now?  I think JoAnn's is going to be pleasantly surprised at the speed these fabrics will sell out!!!  (And wish they would have ordered ALL the prints in ALL the colors!)


  1. Karin, I love it, ALL of it, including the quilting. Is it free motion? and I think your husband is right about a solid, LOL, at least, in my humble opinion! It will keep everything contained and be a bit of the unexpected, which I love in a quilt - black, blue, green, yellow, or red.

  2. That'll teach you to ask for an opinion! ha! I think your quilting on this quilt is wonderful Karin!!! I love this quilt more and more! My pick for binding is: Oz. (just to throw another opinion out there)

  3. Oh I'm in love! What a fabulous quilt! I love that you're quilting in black and I think a black and white print will be lovely for the binding.