Ohio Star Papillon lap quilt

This was the completed Ohio Star quilt, binding all ready for stitching down.  I really wanted a pink for the binding but the dusky shade of pink was too hard to match, so we settled for the brown/grey print purchased at Hettie's Patch. 
I started sewing and hated it...I had purpose purchased this fabric for this quilt... these are not my colours, its a gift for someone else...I still couldn't do it.  I reverse sewed.

Later in the same day, in between loads of washing, cooking and avoiding cleaning ...I found the left overs of the border fabric in my stash....amazingly stupidly I had forgotten that I had purchased enough fabric for the binding too...and put it away .....does anyone else do this?! 
So now its machine stitched on, hand stitched down, label attached and ready to be gifted.    
Happy Quilting, Sue SA.
PS just realised now that DH has his own camera I can turn the date stamp off...cos this camera is MINE!


  1. Gorgeous quilt Sue, love the colours. It's very girly for you! I really like the border fabric, reminds me of old feather eiderdowns we used to have on my Grandma's farm. How are the spool blocks going?

  2. Beautiful! Great idea using the border fabric as binding. It blended in wonderfully. Another bites the dust eh?

  3. Love that quilt Sue. Very pretty.

    I have so much stuff squirrelled away I often forget exactly what I have laying round for future projects.

  4. Hi Sue, Yes that happens to me too. I put the fabric away and then can't remember whether or not there was enough for the binding.LOL I can usually find something that will work and then find the piece I was missing.


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