Thanks, everyone, for all your sweet comments on my last post!
I have loved making this quilt and am sad to see it end. All that blue herringbone stitching on the blocks accompanied me through the entire year of 2011--on airplanes, while Skypeing, when visiting family--this was the perfect work for those snipets of time when I wanted to be stitching but couldn't think too much about it or bring a whole bunch of stash and tools along.
And the way it all finally came together was really fun, too.
I decided to use the same orange melton wool for the binding as is on the back of the quilt, but wanted to "frame" the outer edge in black as well. The wide black rick rack was my solution. It's zig zag shape mimics the herringbone, too.