Monday, August 28, 2017

BINDING DEAR JANE

Before we get to the binding, here are my 2 Moda Block 25s.  It was a nice and easy block!


I finished quilting my Dear Jane quilt on August 17, 2017 and then went to the instructions given by Linda Franz on her web site.  I read over her instructions carefully and then I tried to follow them.  I have done a scalloped border before, but these scallops are much smaller and much more work.  Sewing the binding onto the quilt wasn't much fun, but I got it done on Saturday.  Linda recommended cutting the bias binding at 1 1/2".  I did that, but after sewing some of it on, I decided to cut the rest of the binding at 1 3/4" and that worked much better.


I started hand sewing the binding to the back Saturday night while watching TV.  As of right now, I am a little over half way on finishing the binding!  I can't believe I am almost finished!


Here's what the scallops look like from the front.  They really finish it off nicely!


My next post should show the finished quilt!

8 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

What a fabulous milestone! I can't wait to see your finished quilt in all its splendor! I've not tried scalloped binding before and those scallops sure do look small.

Marsha said...

Congratulations Ruth, almost there! You have worked so hard on finishing your DJ. I will be looking forward to the finish!

Janet O. said...

WooHoo!! It has been a long journey, but is so nearly finished! I am happy for you, Ruth. Such an accomplishment!

---"Love" said...

As I've said before, you have created a very special quilt; what an heirloom it will be! Your scalloped border will be a beautiful final touch. Congratulations! I see blue ribbons and more ahead for you! ---"Love"

a good yarn said...

So close now! I do adore a scalloped edge.

Synthia said...

A marvelous and gorgeous accomplishment!! I'm sooo impressed and I award you a blue ribbon. :-)

belarmina said...

Ruth que bonito tu borde con ondas ¡¡me encanta !!
deseo verlo terminado
felicidades

JoAnne said...

What a wonderful accomplishment! I know because I've made two! How long have you been working on it?