Just the binding left on the “Cardinal Quilt”. The final border was finished this morning. After the feather flourishes in the previous borders, I wanted something a bit less fussy but still keeping with the “nature”/”organic” feel of the quilt. Sorta has a leaf appearance, don’tcha think?????
I chose to do a simple double arc using the Handi Quilter “Versa Tool”.Normally I would use this as a long-armer would in the stitching but, this time, I marked the arcs, using this aid, with a white chalk pencil (fine line, Fons & Porter) and merely followed the lines…..it went a lot quicker that way. I had already stitched the outer perimeter of the quilt “sandwich” to secure the edges against puckers and slipping. I used the Superior Variegated Gold metallic thread, although because of the white lines, it doesn’t really show very well.