Thursday, July 3, 2008

What was I thinking?

Yesterday morning I took a good look at the photo of the orphan square (churn dash) wallhanging that I posted on Tuesday...the binding looks terrible! Did you ever have that feeling all along that the project wasn't going right? The plaid fabric design didn't match the grain lines so I couldn't get the binding to cut right. Then when I was putting it on it wasn't sewing well. But I just kept going. I knew better but I kept dreaming that it would magically look ok.

So yesterday, I took the hanging from the wall and ripped off the old binding. I searched through my stash to try to find a green that would go just right and still with the other fabrics...I was lucky...or maybe it is just that I have so many fat quarters of green. Anway, I replaced the binding. It still isn't the best - I think ripping the old off may have stretched some of the border fabric out of shape but I think it looks better.


Pat (Riker) said...

Bindings...I like doing them. I know...weird!!! It seems like I am the resident "go-to" person for our little group here when it comes to getting bindings to look just right. Maybe I can give you some tips sometime.

eileen said...

This new binding looks good.

I always like the look of gingham bias binding, but sometimes the fabric doesn't have a large enough area to cut the strips.

You did good in fixing it. I know what it's like to always have something bothering you.. you always end up tearing it out anyways!

Ulla said...

Now that I compare the old and the new binding, I can see you did right to change it. If you hadn't told us, I wouldn't have noticed. Luckily it was just a small quilt!

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