The black would add a stop to the edge of the quilt then I remembered a recent blog post about a binding with two colors, it's just what the quilt needed. I used this tutorial just as printed, it was perfect and easy to do. The tutorial is Susie's Magic Binding found on the blog Aunt Marti's 52 Quilts Twelve Fourteen The original tutorial is fantastic so follow it step by step. I am showing what I did below to make it special for my quilt.
|Sewing the stripe down the middle of the black to keep the pattern continuous|
The accent color (black) is cut 1 3/4" wide and sewn into one long strip
Then sew them side by side creating a 2 3/4" wide piece, fold it in half with the accent piece showing just a little. Pressing at this stage is VERY important
|Fold and Press Again|
Just a little black stopper is just what it needed
And TaDa the quilt is basically all done and I love it
Time for the close up
This stripe with a touch of black worked out perfectly. Now I just need to finish the label and it is a special one, I will post that later.
6 Flavors of Aurifil my favorite thread
linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict ,
Time to sew,