Friday, March 6, 2015

Another finish for 2015

It's so exciting to check off another finish for the year. This is my RSC14 (Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2014) project with it's swirly backing and scrappy binding.

The pattern is one of Eleanor Burns' from her book El's Kitchen. She calls it Pigtail and it's a variation of a traditional snail's trail block. Instead of the 4-patch center in the snail's trail, this block has a center square with 5 rounds of triangle sections.

Her instructions - as usual - were explicit and because they are sewn slightly over-sized and then squared up, the blocks are very accurate.

The gals at The Pin Cushion quilted it for me and I pulled leftover binding sections from my stash for the binding. And yes - I do have a small drawer full of left-over binding pieces just waiting for the right quilt.  So basically my binding was free, and all ready to use after connecting the sections.


  1. It's gorgeous Sara! The scrappy binding is the perfect finishing touch.

  2. Great finish... A beautiful, springy quilt! I always love a scrappy binding :)

  3. Fantastic finish!

    I keep leftover binding, too, but sometimes I press it and use the 2.5 inch strips.