Sometimes planning the details for a quilt gets me really excited. Executing them usually takes a bit more time and patience than I had planned (ha!), but I am glad that I have a pretty stick-to-it nature as well as an inner voice that tells me to take a break on occasion. As you saw in my post about Sunburst last week, I have started to explore using binding as part of the quilt design. This week, as I was putting the finishing touches on my Beacon quilt, I explored the idea a little bit more. I had always known that I wanted the majority of the binding to be white, and I knew I was going to add a strip of bright orange above the central beacon point for the quilt. As I was putting the finishing touches on the quilting, I got an idea for something else in the binding over top of the two side beacon points.
Because the binding is white, I knew that if I split the binding in half lengthwise and inserted the orange (Kona Torch), that it would “glow” through the front when folded over.
Worth it? To me, it definitely is. <3
One last look at the binding above the central beacon point that I had always had planned.
My entire thought process and premise behind the design of the Beacon quilt is that we all have an inner light; an inner strength. I wrote the pattern with prompts to have you think about yourself (or perhaps the recipient of the quilt) and consider that inner light and how to let it shine out into the world. By saying yes to these design details, my heart kept singing, “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine…”. I am very excited about this finish and look forward to sharing much more about it with you soon.