Sunday, 5 August 2012

Binding Fail

So I finished quilting Finn's quilt on Thursday (and I really need to name it soon. Ideas?). And I made the binding and sewed it to the front. And then I sewed half of it over to the back. And I hate it.

Horrible iPad photo - but you can see a peek of our new red leather sofa :o)

This is the fabric that Finn chose - but he agrees that it looks awful. So now I have a loooong date with my seam ripper, and a piece of solid black that will hopefully be enough to become binding.

Quite annoyed about having to do it, but it's going to look so much better. My gut was to go with black - maybe next time I'll actually listen to myself...

xx Jess

13 comments:

Samantha said...

I've only had to rip out one binding.. after that fiasco I always lay out several choices and fold them over the width my binding will be along the quilt edge before I choose. I never ever want to rip off a binding again! :D

Jessica said...

I agree the black will look better! Oh well, I guess we live and learn!

Heather D. said...

Aww, that's too bad. I was going to say since he chose it that you should leave it, except that he doesn't like it either!! You'll be happy that you changed it, once the memories of the ripping have faded. ;)

Jennifer said...

oh no! i'm sorry to hear this! Such a shame, but save the binding, at least you'll be ready for next time? (small bright side?) :)

Charlotte said...

aieeee - what a pain! I hope you have enough black :-/

hoysie said...

could you bind over the top, just a fraction wider than the current binding? save unpicking?

Nicky said...

oh poor you! I'd be tempted to cut it off myself but then I hate unpicking! Good for you though - just focus on the beautiful end result! It will be worth it!

Katy Cameron said...

Eek, I've done it once, but hope to never have to again! Good luck!

Cherie said...

I really hate the binding process, doing it once is bad enough, but twice! Hope you're more successful the second time round =D

Janine said...

How annoying but it it's a beautiful quilt and it will look great when it's finished :)

Kelly said...

Oh how crap is that - I feel for ya having to unpick it :(

FarahLin said...

It is annoying!!! The quilt is gorgeous and redoing the binding will be so worth it at the end... =)

moira said...

oh you poor thing. Sometimes you just have to go with your gut. Looking forward to seeing the finished Finn!