Jul 29, 2016839 views

WIP - What should I bind with?

I need your help! This has been a WIP for almost a year now and my recent roadblock has been making a decision on binding.
Here are 3 options I pulled together: I could add some purple to the quilt, use this silvery grey which is already in the HSTs, or a subtle white print to edge the whole thing. I've also seen that striped binding is trending, my aunt introduced me to flange binding, or I could do a scrappy binding with my leftovers! There are so many great options and almost too much inspiration out there.
Thanks for you help :)

Quilt front:

Quilt back:

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its beautiful! Nice job!
I'd use the middle one. Seems to go with the color scheme
I am always a fan of gray, but that would really set off your quilt very well
Grey will give it a great look and not take away from all your hard work in the piecing. Love both sides of your quilt.
I went with the dark blue I had which is really more of a blue/purple chambray. I'm so happy to have finished. Thanks everyone for the help!

Dark blue
I really appreciate everyone's support and input! I dug through my other fabric hiding spots and found some blues and another grey. I am liking the darker blue but also may need to acquire a dark grey to finish off and ground this quilt. Let me know your thoughts!

Maybe a dark batik with thes colors in pattern.
Beautiful quilt--love your exact quilted squares! I would use solid charcoal or black as binding. First choice would be the charcoal or dark gray. Great job!
I like the solid deep blue as a backing color.
Black would frame this quilt nicely.
I too vote for a dark gray, even if you have to buy more.
Silver gray...definitely
Beautiful quilt. As with the rest of the quilt, binding is a personal choice -- do you like purple? I like dark bindings and would do a simple frame on this as it is busy, using the dark color of the back.
I agree the charcoal would have been a perfect frame. After that the silver grey would be great.
Time to buy more fabric :)
If the charcoal is no longer available I would go with the darkest blue. I love the look of stripped bindings but this quilt is asking for a simpler approach. So my first choice would be the solid blue that is in your quilt top. Second choice would be another charcoal that is not in the top. But I would use a solid charcoal, not a print or stripe. Your top is beautiful. Don't let a busy binding take away from it.
I often use stripes for my bindings. See if you can find a stripe with the light and dark grays or even gray and your blue. I agree with the others.....stay away from the plum. Congratulations on a great quilt!
Love the grey. A darker grey would be the best (hides wear better). Good luck!
I would use the navy or black polka dot that is in the top!