Sunday, July 30, 2017

Stitching a Binding - Slow Sunday Stitching

If I have a few quiet moments today I'll begin stitching this binding in place.

I'm so glad to have finished the quilting -- big stitch with 3 strands of embroidery floss.  Maybe I won't do that again. 

The border on the front of this quilt is two different green fabrics.  The back of the quilt has four or five different greens.  And now the binding is five different greens, only one of which is on the front or back of the quilt.  It's a scrappy quilt so all the greens should be fine together.  At least I hope they will.

When you choose binding for a quilt do you tend to choose a fabric and color to go with the front of the quilt or the back of the quilt? 

I'm linking this post to Slow Sunday Stitching at Kathy's Quilts.  Thanks for hosting, Kathy.

And for the Sabbath, one of my favorite hymns, "I Believe in Christ."

       I believe in Christ; he is my King!
       With all my heart to him I’ll sing;
       I’ll raise my voice in praise and joy,
       In grand amens my tongue employ.
       I believe in Christ; he is God’s Son.
       On earth to dwell his soul did come.
       He healed the sick; the dead he raised.
       Good works were his; his name be praised.

       I believe in Christ; oh blessed name!
       As Mary’s Son he came to reign
       ’Mid mortal men, his earthly kin,
       To save them from the woes of sin.
       I believe in Christ, who marked the path,
       Who did gain all his Father hath,
       Who said to men: “Come, follow me,
       That ye, my friends, with God may be.”

       I believe in Christ—my Lord, my God!
       My feet he plants on gospel sod.
       I’ll worship him with all my might;
       He is the source of truth and light.
       I believe in Christ; he ransoms me.
       From Satan’s grasp he sets me free,
       And I shall live with joy and love
       In his eternal courts above.

       I believe in Christ; he stands supreme!
       From him I’ll gain my fondest dream;
       And while I strive through grief and pain,
       His voice is heard: “Ye shall obtain.”
       I believe in Christ; so come what may,
       With him I’ll stand in that great day
       When on this earth he comes again
       To rule among the sons of men.

Happy Sabbath to you.



  1. I try and choose a binding that goes with both the front and back of the quilt. I love this hymn!

    1. That's what I do, too, Suzanne, except sometimes, when there are strong colors on both front and back, no one fabric matches both. I'm trusting the scrappy green border will work because the rest of the quilt is scrappy, too.

  2. I usually go with a binding that coordinates best with the front of the quilt. But I pick my backings to coordinate also, so it usually works for both sides.
    My favourite is a scrappy binding!
    Thanks for linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching!

    1. Yes, me, too, Kathy, as far as choosing backs and border fabric. I like scrappy bindings, too, though sometimes they don't work as well for some quilts as others.

      Thanks for hosting Slow Sunday Stitching.

  3. If the binding can't match both front and back, I go for the front.
    That is favorite hymn of mine, as well.

    1. Thanks, Janet. It makes sense for a binding to go best with the front of a quilt since that is the side we most often see.

  4. Good suggestions from these commenters. Lovely old hymn.


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