Thanks to everyone who offered input on the binding in this post. I really like the frame effect the dark green creates.
My beginning quilting teacher's best advice was to pick a border fabric you love and work from there. As a newbie, I took that advice VERY literally in this case. And, I did technically use what I learned about value but very sparingly. A jolt of dark in the frame/binding and light white but heavy on the medium mush in the rest of the blocks. 3 Moda marbles and 3 bland prints do not create an exciting block! It's a pretty quilt but not a very eye catching one, to me anyway.
I had quilted it (which is kind of shocking in and of itself!) and then left it rolled up in my closet for 10+ years waiting for binding. How silly is that? It was quilted with mono thread which was my safe place and I love the pattern I used in the body of the quilt. Once I give it a wash it will crinkle up nicely.
I'm trying larger pictures today... please let me know what you think of them! I spent some of my waiting/worrying time earlier in the week changing my blog layout a bit. I've been collecting tips & tricks about jazzing up my layout and creating a new header but haven't had time to work it all out so I thought this would be nice in the interim.
I like the new colors and think the new font is much cleaner to read than my old one, but I'd love feedback on that too~. I'm linking up to Link A Finish Friday, Finish it up Friday, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and TGIFF.