Hi. First, I want to say I'm so excited to announce I'm an Island Batik Ambassador for the 8th year! I have my boxes and did the video, which you'll see next week. The new members of our team are excited and already showing wonderful inspiration for you.
Pam, one of my Quiltsy team friends, asked in the chat about doing a binding that doesn't have mitered corners. I suggested something like a waistband, but mentioned I needed to know how to do a 2 color miter, for this blue and orange Make it Modern with Hobb's challenge quilt I made in 2019. I hadn't taken the time to do a search for information on it, but Pam had found a link. I decided to find the yardage set aside for binding, and looked for other information. I found one from CMT, but again, it wasn't exactly right, but her idea would work for my purpose. I'll explain it in another post. I didn't take photos of the process, but love the finish.
I wanted the mitered binding to follow the diagonal line of the top. I also looked at my quilting. This was the second I had done on Vanna, my Handi-Quilter Amara with Prostitcher. I think I've greatly improved! It's great what a little practice and time will do. This quilt measures about 49" square, and has a minkee back and Hobb's Cotton Wool blend batting.
Another finish is the practice block for the Accquilt GO! challenge that year, which was using the Spider Web BOB die. The block I made didn't seem to have enough contrast, but I didn't want to waste it, so I made it a mug rug/snack mat, or candle mat. I wanted to use the same orange binding, so it was easy to cut an extra strip, sew it to the other 3 needed, and bind the square first. I only needed a few inches, and knew that the baby quilt would have extra.
I used orange Aurifil 40wt thread on the top, and a light grey Forty-3 on the back, since the backing is a white tone on tone.
I thought the Spaceman panto was perfect for the rockets on the fabric. I think it's adorable!