I prepared the binding for this quilt last week and set it aside until I was ready to use it.
At first, I wondered if I should use one of the blue batik fabrics from the blades to make the binding but decided to use that shimmer effect batik that is in the border and add a dark blue peeper underneath the binding.
How do you make your binding? Years ago, I was taught to cut my binding strips at a 45 degree angle and sew them together (it was always messy) then some years later I was taught to lay them as below, right sides facing, sew diagonally (across the pins corner to corner) and then cut the excess off. Works brilliantly every time. I love how our knowlege grows as we learn new or different techniques. I am hoping that will be the case with my quilting and it will get better (much better) as time goes by.
I am really pleased with my decision for the binding and love how that peeper looks
I bought some backing for this quilt last week which I found on special at my LQS but it wasn't quite the right colour so I went back to my stash and look at this divine shell pattern that I found. I would say this piece has been sitting in my stash for close to 15 years. I was so thrilled to find I had more than enough to use as a backing on my Mariners Compass.
And without further ado.......here is the finished product!
Very bright sunlight this morning.......and just look at that dried out lawn!....... hope you can see the quilting ok.