Monday, October 29, 2018

Design Wall Monday - October 29, 2018

My trip to Virginia was wonderful, and here is a picture of my design wall, with the blocks that I received from the others in the Churn Dasher's group.  I put some subtly striped pink yardage behind the blocks to audition it as a possible sashing/background squares:




They will be on my design wall for a while as I want to admire them.   I love the fabrics the others chose for me.

When I got back, I started working on binding the scalloped edging for a quilt that I recently received back from my longarm quilter.  The quilt is "Hearts and Apron Strings", and I blogged about it (HERE)


The binding is cut on the bias, and I made it 2 inches wide, double fold,  so it shows only a narrow touch of light green:





My friend Joan Brink was visiting Thursday night, and taught me that there should be a little "crease" in the middle of the narrow part between the scallops, and that I should tack that crease shut on the front and the back:









I am practicing on this quilt, as my Jane Stickle quilt that is waiting in the queue to be finished also has scallops at the edges.  Some of these scallops have a nice crease in the narrow part.....and some do not.  But I am getting better at it.

Fall is so beautiful this year in Michigan.  Here is a picture of two maple trees in our front yard:



Aren't they beautiful?  I feel so blessed to see them every day. 

What is on your design wall?  I am sorry I wasn't able to read every linkup post last week, but this week I will be reading and commenting.  Tell us what you are working on, and show us a picture!  We want to see!  All I ask is that you refer back to this particular blog post somewhere within your blog post.  Thanks so much.





9 comments:

  1. Your Heart and Apron Strings quilt is beautiful! Can't wait to see it in person. I assume you are bringing it along to the retreat. Happy stitching!

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  2. The Heart and Apron Strings quilt turned out beautifully! That pink stripe with the churn dash blocks is pretty fun.

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  3. The Album blocks look great against the pink stripe fabric. Your binding on the scalloped edges is looking terrific--I have never bound a quilt with scallops. Thanks for the gorgeous fall photos!

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  4. the scallop border is really good. I have only done a couple - my two Dear Jane's and I found them difficult to do but in the end I liked them

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  5. Your Hearts and Apron Strings quilt is so pretty! And the binding looks great.
    Thanks for hosting the DWM link-up.

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  6. Mmmm!!!! I love that striped pink behind those amazing blocks!

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  7. Heart and Apron Strings is gorgeous and the binding looks like you're doing just fine! That scalloped edge gives a quilt such a fabulous look. I've only done 1 scalloped binding, and it was challenging. But I followed some good advice and worked slowly and it turned out great.

    BTW - that pink stripe looks wonderful.

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  8. I've not tried to bind scallops and I've always machine attached. Your photo makes it look so easy. Thank you for the linky party and I cant wait to see your Dear Jane once completed. Even when I dont link up I still visit to check for progress.

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  9. Love your maple trees! You certainly are blessed with a beautiful view!

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