I finished a quilt for a new pattern last week. Go! Fish will be a pattern for
Island Batik. I used an upcoming Island Stack (10" squares) plus a turquoise background for this design. My original plan was to use the turquoise fabric for the binding.
As I arranged the parts on my design wall I realized I wanted a 'bottom' for the quilt so the fish weren't just swimming in 'space'. This isn't a true pictorial quilt; it is more abstract. But what I was seeing in my mind had a 'bottom'.
I decided to use some of the darkest squares for half-square triangles and pinwheels for the bottom area. I then realized that turquoise binding around the entire quilt wouldn't work well. I needed to change the colour of the binding along that darker area.
Here are the steps I used to accomplish this:
I am very happy with the result!
The pattern for this quilt will be available in a few months.
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Here is a great video tutorial for joining the ends of
your binding strips with Sherri Bain Driver from McCall's Quilting.