1. I think it is great just the way it is!
    Sometimes, when I look at my projects too long, I don’t like them. If I leave it for a week or so, come back, I love them just the way they are!
    Maybe take a break from it, then come back, you’ll really like it too!
    No more additions needed!
    Take care, Leslie

  2. I really like the color and design of this. From a painter’s point of view, what you may be seeing is the grey border value is very close to the value of the rest of the grey-white body of the design. A darker grey would make it pop out more.
    However, the subtlety is very nice and don’t change what you have but apply it to another effort later.
    One of the problems with choosing colors is that there are so many possibilities and you can never choose flawlessly. Go with your gut and emotion when choosing which color to use. You have an excellent feel for your work.

  3. I love it! I think the binding actually works very well… it doesn’t detract from the overall design which is something I think bindings can do sometimes.

    For the wrinkles {which I don’t really see ;)} have you tried a tiny bit of cornstartch mixed with water in a spray bottle? Press just like you did before with a low heat setting. I’ve had to do this before and it worked well.

    Jennifer πŸ™‚

  4. maybe a dark grey/charcoal binding would have had a bit more of impact given the vibrant orange, or you could use some dark grey thread for more handstitching near/on the binding?? it looks pretty good though as it is, and for wrinkles, starch and steam the cr*p out of it – that might work? otherwise it might just be the bias of the triangles acting up? stick with the G&T though!

    • You might be right about the bias there Helen, given it’s more undulations than wrinkles. I think it will be easier to just have another G&T, which is the equivalent of putting on a soft-focus filter. What wrinkles?

  5. I like it – especially for a ‘leftovers’ project. The HSTs look like little parachutes floating away in the wind. Maybe this quilt doesn’t need to be framed by the binding? Make another binding with the fabric you used for the neutral HSTs or have another G&Tand some chocolate and call it a process project!

  6. I wish I had that many wrinkles! I don’t see them at all. I love it. I so envy your precision. you are amazing. And yes there should always be a G&T at hand

  7. I really like this. I see orange parchutes too – maybe it could also work as a wallhanging? If you’re not in love with the low contrast of the binding, maybe a line of quilting in a darker grey or orange right next to the binding would do the trick? But really, it’s fine just the way it is!

  8. You are really embracing Tangerine! Love it and I don’t think you need to change or add to the binding. I see hot air balloons.

    • Hi Kamila, thanks for dropping by! I agree with you, they look like flying balloons – and some people say they look like falling parachutes πŸ™‚

  9. I love the parachutes. Perfect for my granddaughter in the Air Force. I have been wondering what I could make for her. Thank you.

  10. I think it is gorgeous. You are too hard on yourself. Love the hand quilting. Kirsty, has the backing been quilted at all, or is this not necessary on small pieces?

    • Hi Noela, I ended up quilting this one in a strange way. I thought the hand stitching would look a bit weird on the back and I had it in my mind that I wanted this runner to be double sided. I quilted only the top and batting together with the partial machine stitching lines in between the diamonds, and then the hand sewing. Then I basted on the back and quilted the backing on in maybe three places – the places where the lines didn’t intercept any diamonds so I could just sew straight across. This was enough to keep the backing on as it’s just a small piece. Then I bound it as usual.
      Hope that helps!

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