Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Help Please!


I finished quilting the Log Cabin and had planned to use up some leftover binding so I sewed my scraps together (on the floor next to the quilt). But now that I'm finished with the quilt I think the blue is such a strong frame for the quilt that maybe I should use it instead of the scraps.

What do you think - should I bind the quilt in the same blue as the border or use the scrap binding?

14 comments:

Sandra said...

I like scrap bindings, but in this case, I think you're right - the blue might look better? I love this quilt and so does my son - guess I'll have to make one similar LOL.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I like to use a contrasting binding, so would go with the scrappy strips - but either way you go it is going to be nice. My first log cabin I used the same binding fabric as the border and I like that too. My other log cabins I used the same RED that I used for the center squares for the binding - and - well, I liked that too! Guess I just like a quilt that is finished so you can use it. Is that ANY help??? I guess not, but in anycase, I would use the scrappy since you already have it ready to go.

Cheers!

Evelyn

Carolyn said...

I think using the scrappy binding might be very distracting...I'd go for the blue! This quilt is gorgeous...I love log cabins!

The Calico Cat said...

I would use the blue..... (& I actually like scrap bindings...)

The Calico Cat said...

I forgot - lovely log cabin!

quiltpixie said...

A scrap binding can always be used... but I'd save it for another project... I'd probably go for the red interior border as binding if that's an option, as I prefer bindings that don't blend too much... However I can "see" a blue one being very fitting too...

Nancy said...

I think it looks finished like it is. I'd use the blue and save my scrappy binding for another project.

Laurie Ann said...

I'd use the scrap binding. I think it would make a nice "stop" edge to the quilt. It is beautiful and will be beautiful either way!

Bonnie said...

I'd go with the scrap binding, or maybe another red like the inner border? Sometimes if I am using a medium blue for an outer border, I'll go one shade darker for the binding...I very rarely if ever make the binding the same fabric as the last border. I like that contrasting binding!

Bonnie

Samantha said...

I think blue would be a good choice on this one...

Sandra said...

hee hee - now we've all confused you - have you decided which binding to do? Just curious LOL.

Marilyn said...

I personally would use the blue, but I think it's a spectacular quilt either way. How's that for diplomacy. :-)

Marilyn

Laurie said...

I'd either use the blue or a same color contrasting, like your red stop binding...I think a scrap binding on this one would be too distracting...it's GORGEOUS!
Hugs
Laurie

Allison said...

I'd use the same blue, or perhaps, something just a shade darker. Save the scrappy binding for a scrappy quilt with a busy or loud border.

FWIW