Last year I saw this Japanese patchwork book on a blog. I had to have it. It is a simple pattern but I knew it would be a great way to use scraps and show my love for my fabrics.
I enjoyed picking fabric, matching half square triangles and sewing them altogether. It was just fun to make.I looked at lots of options to border the patchwork stripes but in the end I decided on white, like the quilt in the picture but I made my border wider.
This weekend when I went to bind the quilt I realized this quilt needed a patchwork binding, too. I cut strips of fabric 5" long and 2 1/2" wide and then chain stitched them together trying to intermix lights and medium and dark value fabrics.I decided this would be a great "leaders and enders" project for the future. So I am going to make more strips to keep on hand for future binding.I am happy with the overall look of the patchwork quilt and patchwork binding with the white fabric in between.The backing fabric was on sale for $2.00/yard. Score. The finished quilt measures 50"x57". I'm not sure what I'll do with it, but that isn't the point. Is it? Now I'm on to finish other projects this week.