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Saturday, November 23, 2013

At the very end... I'm seeing dots

Someone told me once, that the binding is the last creative chance you have to influence your quilt.  So true.  I decided on the Michael Miller dots.
I had used them several times in the arcs and in the centers and I liked the way they kind of forced your eye to travel across the quilt.
I decided to quilt points in the grey arcs to mimic the pickle dish arcs (they are kind of hard to see). But it balances out the border blocks.
And I finally got to the store for red thread, so it's done except for stitching the binding down.
Good thing I really like this part. 
I can't believe that this is it, I'm at the end. When the quilt looked like this, I wasn't even sure where it was going. That's kind of normal for me when I design a quilt that's in my head.  But it's been a fun journey and I'm so happy with where Pink Pickles ended up.
Stay warm and have a great Saturday.
Karen

15 comments:

Sujata Shah said...

Karen,
I love your choice of dots for the binding.. it takes the sparkle of the quilt all the way to the edge. LOVE absolutely everything about this quilt!

Mary Truax said...

fabulous!

Dianne Mitzel said...

Love your pickle quilt, what a labor of love and patience, so glad you have a finish to be proud of...

Carla said...

Love your binding and the quilting designs, Karen....well, just everything!! Oh, I do hope that you are going to share some more photos of the entire quilt with us!! Pretty please.

audrey said...

This is such a pretty quilt. Your binding is a perfect choice! Gotta love polka dots. I've been really glad to follow your progress on this quilt as I've wondered a time or two where mine might end up too.:)

Em said...

It is so pretty! Very nicely done, Karen! Fun to look back at the early stages of designing a quilt isn't it?

Kathryn D. Duke said...

Wow...really WOW!!!!

Karendianne said...

Congrats on a superb finish. Love the dots for the binding!!!

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

Oh you should be so happy! This quilt is amazing!!

Janet said...

Dots for the binding will be marvelous! I can't wait to see your finish :0)

Barb said...

congrats on finishing this wonderful quilt! I just love everything about it!

Janan said...

I think the dots were a nice finishing design on this quilt. I know you put a lot of time and love into this quilt, it looks great. Maybe give us a closeup lool of the quilting, and a fullphoto of the entire quilt.

MamaT said...

It's absolutely beautiful! And I love it! And I want it for Christmas! Haha

Miriam said...

Congratulations on your finish! I love the spots for the binding.

Em said...

Karen, It is breathtaking! Love the gray bordering it. Lovely like you!