This project is a finish! The label will be made when the next project reaches this point and requires its label. Again, for those who have come late to this journey, check out the right side bar for previous installment posts.
Binding was the next step. I had figured possibly 15 yds., not knowing how much to allow for all the scallops. I ended up with 3 yds left which worked out well since I needed a band of green on the matching pillowcases (getting ahead of myself!). Let the stitching begin……. It took a bit to figure out the best way to manipulate all but eventually it settled in. All those curves!! Once the binding was applied, and before turning the binding to the back, curves needed a clipping…….. Pinking shears have many uses and this one is absolutely the best!!! Using clips to hold in place…….. I did this just before quitting for the day so the bias binding would be somewhat “molded” to the curves when I came back the next day to stitch. Number 10 “Straw” needles are my faves. They are very fine (bend easily!), flexible, sharp and perfect for these tasks…..but, definitely have a needle threader handy (very tiny eyes in those needles!). I used a double strand of the Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt, to finish this stitching (the same thread used in my bobbins!). Final photos: But wait……… there are matching pillowcases………. I had enough of the “ice cream cones” for the band/cuff for 2 cases….yay! Now, a final photo of the whole quilt………. I definitely would make another! Loved doing that outer border, too. Drunkard’s Path pieces has so many setting possibilities.
The final dimensions are 84”x 90”. Down to very little of that glorious green fabric…..a Moda solid of several years ago. I’m on a hunt to secure another bolt!
The temperatures have changed dramatically in the overnight. From a week of upper 90s with high humidities to 60/70s with acceptable moisture levels. Still very dry, though. Have an awesome rest of the weekend. I’m off to start on a few candy bag zip pouches again…..fun!
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