Wednesday, March 6, 2013


I really wanted to use this fabric for the binding and even cutting it at 2 ¼” I could only muster up 6 strips.  I joined it end to end instead of on the diagonal hoping that would do it.  And, off I went  -- blissfully sewing until OOPS!

And this was what I had left.  What would you do?

Me too.  Carry on!

 The galloping horse theory. 
I hope you love it Mom.  It’s really comfy.

Quilt happy,



The Knaup's said...

Beautiful!!!!! You are so talented! I love the purples. And your resourcefulness in the binding is great! Adds love and character. I bet your mom really loves it. ♥

Bev C said...

Hello Marilyn,

Great job, I wouldn't have un-picked it either. Your Mum will love it.

Happy days.

creativedawn said...

Yep...soldier on, for sure and you did a wonderful job! Mom will adore it!

Regina said...

I don't see anything amiss!!!
Beautiful quilt!!!

Jan said...

That's exactly what I would have done. Some times I do it on purpose.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Yes! That happens to me more times than I care to admit, :-o I love your fix. Perfect!

Needled Mom said...

Oh grr....who will ever know??? It looks lovely.

Khristina aka Khris said...

I am sure Edie will love it...hugs

Karen Mallory said...

Hardly notice it on the finished edge. I have done that and now make sure I measure aroung the quilt and add and extra 12 inches at least. Your mom will love the quilt!
hugs Karen

Jacqueline said...

I am a great believer in the "galloping horse" theory. Your quilt is lovely

hetty said...

That's exactly what our foresisters would have done. I love it. It's beautiful and your mother will love it too!

Blue Ridge Mountains said...

I learned the galloping horse theory from my first quilt instructor and use it frequently. Beautiful quilt for your Mom. She'll find lots of love in it.

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