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.


Gretchen Weaver said...

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!

Kate said...

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

Julie in GA said...

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!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

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

The Colorful Fabriholic said...

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

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

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

Sara said...

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.

Denise said...

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.

Susan said...

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