Thursday, June 21, 2012

HALP! Which Binding Works?

Friends, I need your help. I'm almost ready to start binding my Sew Happy Quilt (final moniker yet to be determined).

The quilt top looks like this (I know, I know, you've already seen it a million times):
I had originally bought a pink tone on tone print for the binding, but today I picked up a cute mini harlequin in pinks and oranges that might be a tad more interesting. There's also the dark green Jewels fabric that could be the perfect frame for this sampler. And y'all know I LOVE me some jewels.
All three together

Option 1

Option 2

Option 3
Better photo of Option 3
Please, please, please leave me a comment with your opinion. I am so torn! I can not make this decision alone. I'm counting on you, my quilty friends!

Also, please admire today's purchases. I went to Sew Sisters with my friend Sara today. I'd never been there before. It's a more traditional quilt shop that The Workroom, but they did carry some of the designers I love, like Riley Blake and Michael Miller. It's north of Sheppard which means I won't be heading up there often, but it's nice to know they exist. Plus, they had a ton of stuff on sale!
Now, puh-lease, leave a comment with your choice: option 1, 2 or 3. Thank you!


  1. I like option 1 and the quilt too :)

  2. Just to put the cat amongst the pigeons... I like option 2! I like the way it brings out the darks in the blocks.

  3. My vote is for the pink harlequin fabric. Your quilt is beautiful! Thanks again for your patience at the store, look forwad to seeing you again.

  4. Hi, just discovered your blog. Lovely quilts and adorable baby! i would go with option 1 or 3; 3 might be a pain to keep the grain straight, if that's of concern to you; option 1 really complements your colors.