Hello Everyone,

Even though I am a long arm quilter and love to quilt and piece all my quilts from beginning to end, the most favorite part for me is to sit down and bind my quilt by hand. I think it has something to do with the fact that the quilt is almost done. But more so, I find it relaxing and I can sit with my family too. How about you do you like it or not?

Anyway, this brings me to this particular quilt...

This quilt has been quilted for some time now, but has been waiting for binding to be applied. The reason it has been so long... I couldn't decide on what fabric to use for the binding.

So this is the fabric that I ended up choosing, it is an older Martha Negley fabric. But to tell you the truth, I am not sure that I am happy with my pick.

When I first chose it, it looked like the right color magenta and had just a little bit of yellow. But now that I am looking at it more closely, I am thinking that the color isn't strong enough. Maybe the eyes are starting to go??

I think it looks great against the backing. The backing is from the Sugar Snap line by Melissa Averinos called Kimono. But I am not so sure about the front of the quilt.

Anyway, I hope to complete the binding over the weekend and will then show you the entire quilt. Maybe once it is complete I will love it!

Regardless, this binding is staying on for now, as my friend Justine asked if I would put it in her church's quilt show in a couple of weeks.

Your thoughts and opinions are definitely welcome here!

Until Next Time...

Jackie Kunkel
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Jackie Kunkel

I am a quilter, online quilt shop owner, Nationally Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor and Certified Shop, designer, author, podcaster, mother, and wife. I have been quilting since 1993 years and in business since August, 2000. I love networking and having fun doing anything quilty! Learn More…

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