Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Binding delimma...

I dropped into Patchwork on Central Park on Monday on my way home from work (yes another detour) to get some fabric for the binding of Sue's Japanese Quilt. They have some wonderful fabrics and I was very tempted by these heavyweight fabrics which would be great for bags... But I was very good and only walked out with enough fabric for the binding. I ended up deciding on this fabric...

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I'm not sure if it is right though? The colours fit, but it's not really 'Japanese' like the rest of the fabrics, and it doesn't match any of the others in the quilt - is that a problem? A couple of others that I've since found at Sanshi are..

I like the dragonfly fabrics, because I love dragonflies, and because there are other dragonfly fabrics in the quilt already and so they are relevant and less 'quilterly' than the piece I bought on Monday. (Not that that piece will be wasted because I have some other fabric that matches it perfectly and would make great purses...). I just need to check that they are black or 'near black' and not indigo (blue) because the quilt is predominantly reds and blacks.

2 comments:

Shirley Goodwin said...

Lovely fabrics!

jeana said...

I like the fabrics too. I wouldn't worry about whether it's japanese enough or not - but that's just me - just depends on whether you like the total effect I guess - can't wait to see how it looks all finished!