Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hiccups

I put borders on my sister's Christmas gift. I wish I had made them bigger now that they are on. But I don't have enough to do it now. I am thinking of doing a scrappy binding. What do you think?I pieced a back in pink. Because I couldn't make something for Becky without it having lots of pink. Well except her wedding quilt. Which her hubby told me not to put any pink in. Don't tell him but there are little pink flowers on one of the fabrics I used. It was a scrappy quilt so he would really have to look to find them. I would have this pinned and ready to quilt but while we were in St. George the seal on the fish tank broke and we came home to a flooded bedroom. So everything that was in my son's room is in the family room. We have cleaned up and now we wait for his room to dry out. Not an easy task when it's in the basement and it's cold outside. Fans are whirling to try and speed the process. So the quilting on this will have to wait a little while. No worries I can always find something else to work on.

16 comments:

  1. I think a scrappy binding would be great! I like the pink backing. My lips are sealed, I won't giveaway the pink backing. Messy wet room. Did it smell like fish when you returned?

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  2. Its cute! Pink rules. I love the scrappy binding thing. I did one this summer and love the look of it. When I climb in bed it makes me smile.

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  3. I wouold go with a solid color to corral the many other colors. Love the pattern...and I betcha your sister will be very pleased.

    Enjoy the rest of the week...even if one room is on the wet side.

    Amelia

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  4. Emily - How fun that I stumbled upon your blog! I enjoyed looking at all your pictures - your kids are all so BIG! Look forward to following your posts......

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  5. I also love scrappy bindings. It will be so cute, especially with the pink backing.

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  6. I think a scrappy binding would look great!
    Love the pink backing, did i say pink!...not a word..
    hugs

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  7. Your sister's quilt is so cute! And I think a scrappy binding is just the thing to be next to the black border. Sorry about the fish tank flood. What a pain!

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  8. Definitely, scrappy is fun! Sorry about the flooding of the fish den. :<

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  9. OH my..what a home coming. I hope you don't have serious damage.

    To be honest, I think a scrappy binding would make it look not quite finished. I like the idea of a solid with all the color you have in the quilt. Maybe one of the bright colors.

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  10. So sorry about your aquarium! I love scrappy bindings and often use them. I save strips just for that! blessings, marlene

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  11. Eeeeeuw! trying to get things dry when it is cold and damp...not easy! I love the quilt....I would probably use a solid colour for the binding to hold it all together.....whatever you decide will be lovely I'm sure!

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  12. I think your idea of a scrappy binding would finish the quilt off quite nicely! Oh yes!! 8-)
    We had a leak (crack) in our fish tank years ago...not pretty!! I can relate... 8-/

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  13. I would have gone for a scrappy little border and then a black binding...but thats me... :o)
    Whatever you do will be perfect..the quilt is wonderful!!

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  14. You have one lucky sister. How are the fish?

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  15. That is so pretty. I think a scrappy binding would look great too. Sorry to hear about the fish tank mess. I hope it dries for you soon.

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  16. I think you are going to have your hands full trying to figure out what to do for binding and whatever you will do will be great like everything else you do:) I am in favor you can't have enough pink in life:)

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