This quilt from Latifah Saafir’s workshop is the second of three for the upcoming guild show. The quilting continued well; the binding took longer than planned. I was halfway around the quilt on the first seam when I realized I was sewing binding to the front instead of the back. I pondered ripping it out, but decided that would take as long as hand sewing the second seam. I’ve made that mistake before, but I usually catch it a couple inches in.
I haven’t sewn the hanging sleeve yet because I’ve not decided which side is top.
At first I thought this way
I thought I wanted those bendy long “stems” on the bottom, reaching up like real plants do..
But now I’m leaning to this one.
It seems more stable and the long stem swoops move the eye around more than the other way. But just for the sake of completeness, here are views 3 and 4.
Or maybe it doesn’t matter at all. After the guild quilt show it will become a lap quilt for someone in a nursing home.
The other design decision was color of binding. I’d considered green as well as yellow. Yellow won because some of the loops are so close to the edge that the green crowded them. The quilt’s history starts here ( reverse order) where other design decisions were discussed.
It’s not Friday but “Finished or Not Friday” is still open, so I’ll link. (Button in sidebar for your convenience. Go look.)
On to quilt number 3. A little over a week is plenty of time.