As the end of quilting approaches my thoughts turn to binding - which, as I have mentioned before, has never been my favourite part of quilt making. I don't mind sewing it on; it's the making of it I'm not so keen on. So today I grasped the nettle and got on with it. I realise it doesn't take me that long any more - certainly not as long as the first time I made it, when I kept forgetting which bit went where and I ended up with diagonal seams pointing in every possible direction. This lot went together in no time at all and now I have a nice neat bundle ready to go. Maybe I don't mind it so much after all.
Once the chores were done I got on with my wall. I'm still at the making little blocks stage (though I promise not to keep posting them for much longer) and at the moment am trying to focus on building up my pile of squares edged with the blue fabrics .
Every time I've made a few I let myself have a play around: I don't want to make more than I need. This time my playing looked like this:
Looking at this made me think about the little gaps that carrying on in this direction will leave me with (see the bit just below the square on the far right?) I could just add in more strips of my outer fabrics but am wondering about something like this.
This looks pretty huge here, but in fact is made with tiny little scraps. Hmm.
As usual I'm linking up with Patchwork Times for Design Wall Monday