$11R: Just what it needed

I’m loving how this looks!

Yes, OK, it is a lot more fiddly than cutting simple 1 inch strips of one fabric. But I totally love the effect, and I love even more the way these scrappy sashing strips gobble up my fabric crumbs. It’s a whole extra dimension of colour and texture.

One quarter of the quilt assembled. I’ve managed to keep the sashing nice and narrow on the front and pretty narrow on the back. It’s resulted in having to redo a couple of sections of stitching where the sewn line just missed the fold-over on the back. Luckily it doesn’t show at all, being in dark blue thread on dark blue fabric on the back and dark blue on really dark blue on the front. At this rate I’ll get it done in plenty of time to enter it in the show. I must remember it still needs a  two-part hanging pocket… and a label… and a statement of intent.

I wonder if I have the patience time to make a fully scrappy binding…?


38 thoughts on “$11R: Just what it needed

  1. nanacathy2 says:

    It’s lovely and I think will look like a stained glass window.

  2. nettyg says:

    Oh yes! Well worth the extra fiddliness to do the scrappy sashing. Genius.

  3. tialys says:

    The scrappy sashing looks really good and all those scraps used up too – a winner all round.

  4. craftycreeky says:

    Wow, that looks amazing, I’ll have to remember that idea 🙂

    • katechiconi says:

      If you do it using a till roll as the foundation, make sure you go backwards and forwards at the beginning of each line, or you’ll have to do as I did, and stitch down each edge to stabilise.

  5. gwenniesgardenworld says:

    OMG !! what a job !! but it is stunning !

  6. KerryCan says:

    The quilt would’ve been lovely without that edge of bright color but that edge takes it up another notch to spectacular!

  7. mlmcspadden says:

    I love the sashing you are doing on this. It’s a great idea that I’ll have to consider in a future quilt of mine.

    • katechiconi says:

      It was driven originally by my wish to make the quilt as scrappy as possible, but I’m so please with how it looks that I’ll be doing it again. Who knew scraps could sparkle like that? 🙂

  8. knitnkwilt says:

    Fiddly is sometimes worth the time and effort, as it is here. Continuing on in the binding would be a great effect. Hope you have time and energy.

  9. dayphoto says:

    Very modern! You always come up with the neatest looks!

  10. kathyreeves says:

    Oh I hope so, quilt on my dear!

  11. magpiesue says:

    You’re absolutely right, it looks like sun shining through a crack! Fabulous!

  12. Katrina Middleton says:

    Love all the colors! Looking at this quilt, I feel happy! It almost looks like there is second (secret) quilt hidden behind the first — just peeking out.

  13. That really sets it off! Love the look of it now even more.

  14. Lynda says:

    If you can do all of this, then you should be able to whip out that scrappy binding in no time at all for a really fun and beautiful finish!

  15. rutigt says:

    Yes, the scrap strap really made the perfect quilt! What a great idea!

  16. JJ Crafts says:

    Ah this looks amazing. I have to admit I thought you were a bit out of your mind sewing all those scraps together for the joins but it looks awesome!!!

    • katechiconi says:

      It does look good, as I hoped it would. Sewing all the tiny bits together was a lot quicker using the roll of till paper as a foundation and stopped everything stretching too much. I’ll definitely be using that idea again.

  17. I love the effect too. I am glad you didn’t completely talk yourself out of a scrappy binding.

    • katechiconi says:

      The sashing between the squares is fairly straightforward with lots of seams, and even makes it a little stronger, but I was concerned about the outer binding.

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