Monday, July 30, 2012

so many options

Last week while my kiddos were out of the house for a few days I was able to get some serious quilting done. It felt so good! One of the quilts that I was able to baste and quilt was my low volume one. One advantage to this quilt was the easy thread choice for quilting. Using white was a no-brainer. It blended with all the fabrics so nicely. What a bonus!

Now it's time to choose a binding fabric. I am quite on the fence, so I thought I'd ask you for your two cents.
Choice A,  1934 by Cosmo Cricket for Moda

Choice B, Baby Talk by David Walker for Free Spirit

Choice C, Building Blocks by American Jane Patterns-Sandy Klop

Choice D, Basic Grey/eva for Moda

Choice E, Barbara Jones of Quilt Soup for Henry Glass (I believe it's Barbara....the selvage edge of the fabric I have just starts with Jones, but i'm fairly certain it's Barbara Jones...)

Choice F, Red Gingham (woven) by Moda, which I would cut on the bias.

Oh, I should probably add, the backing is made up of 3 panels of these fabrics....

So, what binding fabric would YOU choose?

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Carla said...

I really like the first one. Choice A, is my favourite

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

My vote....chice A.
Close second though is D!

Kimberly said...

"F" all the way... nice strong print makes a great anchor... and that's my two cents worth!

Wendy Piersall said...

I like the red gingham - it adds a lovely contrast!

Donna said...

Love your quilt. I like A or F for the binding. Either one. Will go nicely with the back fabrics since all three have a touch of red.

Great job!!

Lara said...

A or F definitely :)

Christina said...

A!

Auntie Pami said...

I like E because it has the same feeling as the quilt, but if you are looking for a 'solid' look binding to frame your quilt, I'd go with A or F.

Anonymous said...

red gingham for sure!

Cille said...

I'd go for a colorful border... Both the Cosmo and gingham looks great.

DianeY said...

I'd choose A first or F second.

bunbear said...

first choice - A
second choice - F
i think it needs to be a red fabric. looks good!

JLinnet said...

I'd go with D.

Laura C said...

Red gingham, absolutely. (Also, thanks for posting this. I feel very silly when I struggle with binding choice, and it's good to see a pro's process!)

nancy said...

i love C

Monica said...

I'd choose F with a solid red to match for the binding.

Lynne said...

I like choice A.

Needle little Balance said...

I would choose A or F, definitely sth with red. (Now I´ll read the other comments)

sarah said...

i really like A and E. mostly A. :)

Anna said...

Either of the reds - but I prefer the gingham. (A is the very close 2nd!)

Sus said...

I'd say F, although A is a close second!

Jay and Danielle said...

I would choose A it looks great!

AJ said...

A, B or E. Give you a good contrast from the others.

Caroline said...

It is a tie between A and D. Though if you go with the red that is a LOT of red on the back, and I'm thinking a contrasting color with those panels would be nice...

Nancy said...

i like the first red one - A

Mary Grace McNamara said...

definitely one of the reds! A or F. Either one would be fantastic!

MGM

soyee said...

Choice A or F, both equally nice!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

A and F both look fabulous and go very well with the backing fabrics!

Rebecca M said...

Choice A. I love red bindings.

Jane said...

Choice A, 1934 by Cosmo Cricket for Moda

lera said...

Choice A, 1934 by Cosmo Cricket for Moda I think it makes the red pop in the rest of the quilt.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

A. I like it.

Cara said...

I am rarely so decisive, but this time it's definitely A for me.

Sallie said...

F

Meredith said...

I would chose F

Carol said...

I love that orange piece you have on the back -- so I think my answer would be "none of the above" and use the orange for binding. Whatever you choose it sure looks like it'll be lovely.

Kelly said...

A

Sarah Pings said...

I like E best because it has some white space and isn't too red as there's so much in the quilt ... but, that said, I also love F cos I'm a sucker for gingham :)

Anina said...

I like F, but I'd recommend cutting it on the bias because it's really hard to keep plaids straight.

Judy said...

I like A

Tiff Blakey said...

F. The red gingham pops.

Darcy said...

I love the red gingham on the bias!

Anonymous said...

A or E, the quilt looks fab btw.
-Theresa

Kelsey said...

I like Choice B :)

Lea said...

Choice F--the red gingham--would be my pick, contrasts beautifully!!!

Kelly Hauser said...

E all the way.

Alisha Stamper said...

Definitely E

finallyfin said...

Gingham on the bias is a winner for me!! Have fun!!

Peggy Plumley said...

I like choice B.

Marsha said...

choice A....love the brightness that it adds and it highlights the lighter fabric well...

thismommade.com said...

I would do A or E. I like bringing out the red in the quilt, but not too much (F is too much).

Anonymous said...

I like E or D best.

Melanie said...

Love the red choices...either one would be great!

Jan said...

choice F on the bias for me! good Luck!

tina said...

I like F.

bettinag1 said...

i agree with all that f is the best choice

Dianne said...

A,B or F work the best in my opinion. Either one will work.

mammafairy said...

The first one, by a mile!

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Either A or F. Definitely one of the reds :D

Julie G

Leslie said...

i love A or F the reds in those set of the quilt so nicely and would look great with the backing.

Fran said...

Definitely B, but I'd let you get away with F ;-)

Stevens Family said...

A or B - lovely quilt - from what I can see. Can't wait to see the whole thing

Johanne said...

I like A the most.

peaknits said...

I love the POP of choice A!

Chris said...

F..red gingham

Books_Bound said...

I love A and F-- can't go wrong with red. :)

Mary said...

A, D or F would all be great. Love the quilt!

Sasha said...

red gingham!!!!!! =D

Char said...

I like A and D.

New Salem Homestead said...

I vote for A or F and on the bias. I love a check on the bias!

Nicci P said...

My first choice would be A, but if you want to keep with the low volumn theme, I would choose E..... It was fun seeing how my choices compared to others' :)

Kristine said...

Definitely A. Runner up is E.

Nancy McIntyre said...

A!!! HANDS DOWN!

Joy said...

E E E!

Melissa said...

I like A the best also! E is my second choice!!! Happy finishing!

Anonymous said...

Choice F! I was on the fence the whole time I was scrolling- all of them looked lovely- but the red gingham is PERFECT! Great way to finish off a great quilt!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Definitely the first one!!

Erica said...

Door A! Great Quilt, as usual.

Linda said...

Choice F, the gingham.

beth lehman said...

red - either the first or the gingham!

tusen said...

I just have to say A :)
My second choice would probably be B, but I'd have to check it against the backing prints, as I'm not sure whether it would good with the green in the one on the left.

Dr. CH said...

Choice B.

Richardson said...

All the way with F !

Hugs,
Vicki R
sunraesban@yahoo.com

Wendy said...

They are all wonderful - but I would go with Cosmo Cricket...that fabric feels perfect as it draws the red out of the quilt and has a bit of a vintagey feel as well.

Heather A said...

Voting A or F - love the red with your quilt

Cherie said...

I really like choice F the red gingham =D

MickeyT. said...

Choice A or Choice F - the quilt really wants red!

kathy said...

For me it's D!

Mary said...

Red is my favorite color but I actually think B will work best. If not that, then F,

Jani said...

A looks great - I love the red!

Joanna said...

I'd go with choice A or Choice F. I like the contrast of the red fabrics and top. More contrast than the greens.

Julia said...

Choice A is my favorite, Definitely !

Lizii Bii said...

Choice A all the way!

Nichole said...

F - the red gingham for a little punch of color.

KT said...

A is my fav, but F is great, too.

trish said...

E and F aremy favorites. :0)

Susan said...

I like F!

Anonymous said...

A ... It's just right :)

Anne-Marie said...

My Choice is A, closely followed by F!

Annette said...

I'm a relatively new quilter and I'm SO relieved that I'm not the only one that's voting for "F"! LOL

Anonymous said...

F is first choice; E is second. Any will look very nice!

Lullaby said...

I would go with F

seaschell said...

I love the red gingham!

Toni Selman said...

A or C...both coordinate with the fabric, but don't overpower your design.
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Di~ said...

I would go with Choice A or E. :)

Becky said...

I would choose B, Baby Talk. Sometimes it's nice to have a more subtle binding.

Kristy said...

B or D. The pattern is more muted and seems to go with the rest of your quilt. Glad to see it is hard for you to choose too! K-

Tanya said...

A or F :). This is going to look awesome!

april said...

F! Love the gingham and cutting it on the bias will be beautiful! Looks great!

Quilting in Seattle said...

"A" pops really nicely! Keeps it spicy!

Mi Ha-Pea said...

Lovely! I would go with E if I was matching to the back or A or F if it made the rest of the red on the quilt 'pop'.

Marla said...

Definitely A

Shelley said...

So I'm bucking the trend and going with D. No doubt red gingham on the bias (otherwise known as F) is a beautiful option, but after going back and looking at the larger pictures of your "low-volume quilt" I really like the look of D and the continuation of that lovely low-key feel.

LindaW said...

L vote for choice A.

Lynne said...

I vote for B, although I do love F as well. Gorgeous quilt!

Karen said...

I like F, the red gingham the best. Kept coming back to it after looking at the others a few times. Love this quilt!

Paula said...

Choice A for me. Almost a blender with yor other fabrics but pretty enough to make a great binding!!

Bridgit said...

I'm a teacher; I don't like it when students earn "Fs," but you've done it. The bias element will rock it!

FrancisMoore said...

The red gingham would be great.

Rori said...

Great quilt! I would choose fabric A and maybe cut it on the bias.

piece peace said...

A or F

everinprogress said...

I vote A, although I like b as well

teaginny said...

A or F. Either would be great. can't wait to see the whole quilt.

Anonymous said...

Your quilt is beautiful :)Definitely A!

Lyn said...

I vote for choice A

Anonymous said...

B!

Brakmack said...

Hi! I really like the way Choice A pops next to the other fabrics and it goes well with the back fabrics. My next choice would be "D". That green just blends so nicely! Cristina

Bree said...

A, B, or F! Beautiful!

sulu-design said...

A. Definitely A.

Stacy said...

I'd choose A.

Jenny said...

A or F!

Brenda in Manitoba said...

I vote for F - the gingham. It will be a good contrast - both in color and by being on the bias - so it won't be lost in the rest of the quilt. It will frame it nicely. Also, all the backing fabrics have red om them, so it ties in there, too.

Sara said...

Gingham would be so cute! Glad you had a sewing day all to your lonesome!!

Regina Wade said...

B! I love the soft green with those colors.

Mary P said...

A or B

Jacqueline said...

A

greelyrita said...

A because the red is bright and has enough white to tie it to the rest of the quilt.

April (Polkadot Sparrow) said...

Circa, circa, circa! (imagine that being chanted). They're all actually cool but either of the reds will add just the right amount of ZING. :)

Happy for you to have much sewing time!

Allison said...

hmmm, either A or F :)
i'm a bit jealous of your quiet sewing time :)

Melody said...

I'm not usually a huge red fan but I love the A fabric. Really frames the quilt. I also like the idea of f on the bias.

charlotte said...

Choice A is perfect. Dark enough to halt the eye and send it back the other way, yet not to solid either, if you know what I mean.

Hope said...

Ooh, so many choices! I like option A the most.

Pixie said...

can we have A on the bias? E then, with a pop of red flowers behaving like polka dots if you cut it carefully. Love the quilt, started considering my own collection of low volume prints. Thanks for showing it to us. Oh and my copy of the book is much coveted here in Wellington New Zealand.

mtnquiltr said...

I like choice A, but you can tell, I'm not a low volume kind of gal!

Susan K from Canada said...

My choice is A - it is just the right choice. D could work too - but I was concerned about the name Basic Grey - it looks green to me - so choose A

Clair said...

Of course, the first one. :)

Michelle said...

I think F, though to be totally honest, none really sang out to me...

Rachael said...

A is my choice, makes the fabrics pop more than the others.

Anonymous said...

Choice A!!! I absolutely love it!

Paula said...

A!!!

Sarah Craig said...

I like A or E best - but all are pretty!!

Leah said...

A or F are my favorite... I'm always partial to red though!

Anita said...

I'm a red girl. I love the shot of red! F would be my first choice, and A would be my second. It's a fab quilt no matter what you choose.

Linda said...

Not many people seem to ever agree w/my choices, but I love A!

sewfrench.com said...

It's gotta be a red! I like the heavier feeling of F.

Sandra said...

A or F. Or F or A........ How about half A and half F......

suemac said...

I am partial to the Cosmo Cricket.

Cristin said...

I love B best, but F could work wonderfully too! Whatever you choose will suit it, I'm sure! :-)

Rae said...

I think A or F look the best.

Heidi Staples said...

I love the way A brightens it up!

Alicia said...

I love the red gingham!

Schulz Family said...

I would go with A or C. A if you want something to Pop. C if you want it to blend. Cheers Karen www.madewithmytwohands.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

A or F

Caryn said...

I like F the best, but A would be my second choice. I like my binding to add a bit of contrast to the quilt. :-)

Caryn

Live a Colorful Life said...

At first I was going to say E...until I saw F. F. Definitely F.

Colleen said...

I think you have to decide if you want the binding to blend or contrast. I like F then A.

Tammy said...

Definitely F. Good luck.

Jennifer D said...

I like choices B or C if you want to stay with the calm, neutral tones of the quilt. If not, the I like choice A.

Chris {frecklemama} said...

A or F for sure :-) I'd probably lean toward the gingham (F).

Lizards aren't cuddly said...

It's A for me

Annalia said...

Well, it seems like everyone else wants A....but I really like B. The red pops, but the blue just sort of mellows everything out and lets you concentrate on the quilt instead of the binding.

I'm also enchanted with E. Love those flowers!...but the white background keeps it subtle.

Can't wait to see what you pick - which I'm sure will be the very best choice!

Amanda Conger said...

I LOVE B! But A would be my second choice. : )

Haley said...

F looks great, or maybe B.

Linda said...

I would choose F. I do like taking pictures to help make a choice. I often take pictures when arranging fabrics for quilts. I do love this quilt.

Chara Michele said...

I would choose A or F. I think both would look fabulous with the backing fabrics & the front of the quilt... :) Of course I love how bright the red is too :)

Julianne said...

I choose F!

Shauna said...

Choice 'A' would be my first choice. It makes all the other fabrics come alive.

Sara said...

I would choose the D if you want a more equal or F if you want to give it more life.

Good job!

Janet said...

I too like A the best.

DKB said...

First of all, too many choices.
Stay low volume with the binding as well.mi choose b, even though I like the idea of red binding, red just feels too obviousness

momof3 said...

I would go with A or F.

lori said...

A or F...I do love gingham. Have fun with your choice!

Nexxxus Ramblings said...

I would choose A. I love the pattern

Mila@Rimbun said...

I choose E

Evita said...

'B' would give it a soft look

ms lottie said...

Whoa! I had to scroll through so many comments to get here! And I vote for A or F - but I'm an unashamed red girl.

Brandy Fishback said...

I love "A"!

Blogless me said...

For a "calm" finish I'd go for B and for a livelier version, definitely A.

It would be a lovely one anyway ;-)

Judi said...

Hands down, it has to be either A or F.

Jolie said...

For my 2 cents, I'd say definitely A or F (and F is probably my preference)...a cent either way!!! I can't wait to see this quilt finished.

Mary Ann said...

I think the red binding makes the other colors pop. My personal fav is F.

Mary Ann

PamC said...

B to keep the volume low. ;)

Rhonda P. said...

I really like F.

Zuzan said...

The letter is EEE.

If you want the quilt to 'pop' out. It actually jumped out to me.

Anonymous said...

Choice A

Barb said...

Okay, I'll throw in my two cents, too. Choice A all the way :)

Nana-Bob said...

I would go with B. :)

Deb C. said...

I like E as a first choice; A second. They are a strong compliment to the front and also blend with the back as well.

Home Designs by Amanda said...

Choice A...D came in second, and F third :)
Looks like it will be very pretty!

Dorothee said...

I vote Choice B, Baby Talk by David Walker for Free Spirit, because it's soft and blends in well ...

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