Saturday, March 8, 2008

March UFO

In the Cre8tive Quilter yahoo group, a group of us decided to do a UFO challenge. Jen created an online spreadsheet and the participants listed at least 9 UFOs that they have. On February 28, Jen drew number 7 so we all have to work on #7 in March. My #7 is my spools quilt which is the second quilt top that I made. It needs to be quilted and bound. Jen talked me into sending it to her to be quilted so I have it out and just need to piece the backing and mail it to her.

This is the Spools top.

March UFO

At the time that I bought the backing fabric, I didn't but the binding fabric. I thought that I would try and get the blue fabric from the line that was used in the top. It is royal blue with white stippling printed on it. I have the black with the stippling for the backing. I search online and can't find any stores that have the blue with stippling. Here is the black for the backing.

Fabric needed

I thought that I would lay out the top and see how it would look with the black as the binding because it is still available at some stores if I don't have enough on hand.

March UFO binding

What do you think? Is the black OK for the binding?

12 comments:

Amelia said...

This is the first spool pattern that has caught my eye. These really look like sewing spools of thread. Seems as if the other ones were just empty spools...with the thread on them it makes them look alive - or something. Great job!

Veronica said...

I like the black for the binding. Pulls it all together in my eyes. Great looking spool quilt!

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

I think the black sets it off! I like it. And, what a beautiful job you did on the whole top! Hope everything is great with you. Any news???? Anything to share???.....hehehehhe
Regina in MI

quiltin cntrygrl said...

I think it looks great!! Great Job!!

HEather

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Deb (vtquilter) said...

I like the black for the binding... Great job on the quilt. So, how did date #3 go?....

Carla said...

Go with the black! It really pulls it all together. The spools are really cute and colorful. Good job!

Carol Van Rooy said...

I think the black looks AWESOME. Run with it.

Moneik said...

I say go for it with the black. I think it really frames it. Any thing to share about your friend???

Jen said...

I say go with black, but wait to buy it until you see if there's enough left from the backing.

butrfly2200 said...

Black looks great. I'd go with it.
I also joined the ufo group but then forgot to carry through and didn't commit to anything. Guess I must be too busy or at the very least, not organized.
Sounds like a neat way to work on ufo's
:)Carol

Suzan said...

I like the black for binding as well.