Saturday, February 16, 2013

A First Time for Everything

I finished that 1/8" binding on "Tree Line" about an hour ago, and I have to say I rather like it.  No, it's not PERFECT in the way others' might be...but I still believe the piece is sale-worthy, and that the binding, narrow as it is, with tiny, invisible blind hem stitches on the back, gives the piece that little 'something' that (in this case) an envelope or facing would not have done.

One corner turned - seen from the back
Coming down the side, trimming as I go
One corner, seen from front foled over onto back

Finished & bound on design wall - 17" x 23"

This was my first very narrow binding, and it will not be my last, as I rather like the effect, even if it's not perfectly aligned and the mitred corners are...mitred.  All that's left to add is a hanging sleeve, and I'll call it 'finished'.

This evening?  A diversion.  I want to finish that camisole!


elle said...

You are right. The tiny binding is great!

Jenny K. Lyon said...

Beautiful, lovely piece-1/8th" binding-I'm impressed!!

Cathy Tomm said...

Great little art quilt. Wow 1/8" binding.

Judy Warner said...

Good color choice for the binding, Margaret. It sets off the piece nicely.

California Fiber artist and composer said...

What an amazing skinny binding. That is beautiful.