Soul Searching is my latest RSC finish .....
I am still putting the last binding stitches on this quilt! Rocky is not being particularly helpful ...
He says it is after 9pm and he is OFF DUTY!!!! He also says I should hand-stitch down all my bindings because it suits him to curl up in them while we watch tv in the evenings LOL! Do you like that bold backing fabric?
I had a tough time choosing the backing fabric, but eventually this won out. I loved the primarily black as opposed to the primarily white prints on the front. And those colorful squares in each bloom are perfectly understated and fantastic!
I shared a few photos of the quilting in my last post, but here they are again...
The quilt laid on the guest bed for a week or so waiting for me to get around to trimming it. I noticed Rocky napping in there one day and I have a sneaking suspicion he may have gotten a little impatient and tried to help me out....
I chose to use a lot of scrappy white-on-black fabrics pulled from my 2-1/2" strip bin (then trimmed down to 2-1/4"), as well as my black scraps bin, before cutting a strip from some of my fat quarters.... probably 20 fabrics in all.
Rocky had a ball at this stage of the game! He loves those long strings of fabric!!! I took a picture of him trying to run off with the string but it didn't take very well :(
I loved this binding choice from the moment I began stitching it down!
Of course, two of the joinings just had to work out to fall on a corner!
I left this one because it was just to one side of the actual corner and with a little pushing and shoving it will be fine.
Sending a SPECIAL THANKS to Angela at SoScrappy for the beautiful quilts we've finished over the years because of your Rainbow Scrap Challenges! It's been a blast and I've made some really good friends all over the world from participating in this linky. Looking forward to another fun year of playing in the rainbows....
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