Jan 21, 2011

Half Log Cabin Quilt

I'm so happy to have completed this quilt. I tried to do something different--I used left over strings from the quilt for the binding. Lots of quilters do this, but it's a first for me. I just joined assorted bits together. I think that this binding goes with such a scrappy quilt. Now, why was I in a bit of a rush? Because ever since I got my hands on Tonya Ricucci's book Word Play Quilts, I've been mulling over in my mind what to make. This book is so inspiring! Anyhow, I decided what to make--a wall hanging. And I even did some research--yes, this wall hanging actually required a little bit of double checking--and then how to arrange the words. But my worst struggle was the colors. I keep telling myself to make beige lettering, but GREEN lettering keeps popping into my mind! Oh the decisions. What a lovely dilemma. And then there's the size--to be continued....

3 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

I think that's a perfect binding for this quilt! I have done this before, too, and the only part I found tricky was being sure that I didn't have two pieces joining right where I was trying to miter a corner.

Quiltnbee said...

I love the colors in this quilt. As for the lettering in the next quilt, I say go with the green if it is insisting! =-)

Judy S. said...

This quilt looks great! I love the alternating lights and darks and the binding is the perfect touch.