Friday Finish: Mini Rings Quilt

2016-6 Ring Toss, croppedMy quilt Ring Toss, based on the double wedding ring block, is finished. It measures 32¼” square. The pattern is  Mini Rings by Sew Kind of Wonderful and was made with the mini Quick Curve Ruler.

As much as I liked this little quilt after getting it back from the longarm quilter (Karlee Sandell of SewInspired2Day), I like it even more now that it’s bound:

2016-6, Ring Toss binding detail

One of my friends wondered why I chose green for the binding over black. Black would have provided a strong dramatic frame for the quilt, it’s true. So why green?

First, I wanted to draw attention to the playful nature of the focus fabric used in the rings. That fabric (from the Doodle line by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures) is mostly black and white with touches of lime green and light blue. The overlapping circles in the fabric remind me of ferris wheels and fireworks. A bright color seemed more appropriate than black for the happy mood I wanted to emphasize.

Second, instead of piecing a backing for the quilt with different fabrics, as I usually do, I used one piece, the same print used on the front. From a distance, the fabric reads primarily as black and white. If I had pieced the back I would have added quite a bit of lime green to liven it up. Since I wanted the quilt to be bright and cheerful from both sides, green binding was the obvious choice.

Oh, and then there is that third reason, which I think I’ve mentioned a few times before: green is my favorite color.

In keeping with the block design, fabric design, and quilt name, the label features  — what else? — a double ring:

2016-6, Ring Toss label

Do you think I should have named it Coco’s Quilt?

Coco's quilt

 

 

 

 

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8 Responses to Friday Finish: Mini Rings Quilt

  1. Margaret says:

    I LOVE this quilt! And, Coco looks marvelous on it. I think a mini rings is in my future (just so my kitties can loll around on it, of course).

  2. Nancy Stanley says:

    Beautiful, the green binding is perfect. The label is perfect. Coco seems like the perfect quilting kitty!

  3. Reigh says:

    Very nice! Love the green border.

  4. Jeanne says:

    So cute!
    Oh, the quilt is cute, too. Not just the cat.
    I agree about the green binding. Cheerful.

  5. Vickie says:

    Hi friend,
    the green binding did all the things you wanted. Lovely and looking forward to seeing it in person soon.
    VR

  6. Jeanne says:

    Every quilt you make will be Coco’s quilt, as long as it is lying around for her to test.

  7. Diane says:

    Wow, what isn’t to love about this finished project? Nothing! It is absolutely perfect in every way. I’m running out of superlatives to give your projects their just due.

  8. Love the green binding!

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