I know that it's only
about 5 weeks until the holidays,
but I just had my
And I just couldn't put away
the next step was to create the scalloped edge.
I drew the edge on freezer paper
so that the design fit the border of the quilt,
and using a blue chalk-a-liner,
marked the outside edge.
I decided to stay-stitch a scant 1/4" from
the chalk line before I cut it.
Somehow that seemed safer.
I really liked the
I had previously picked out the binding,
but now I wasn't quite sure if it was what I wanted or not.
Here's what I was trying to decide.
Of course, I had picked the orange and black.
It was the safe choice,
but somehow the
black and white dots seemed to fit the
nature of the quilt better.
So that's what I used for the binding.
It fit the whimsical look of the front of the quilt
and even went with the wild backing I had chosen.
Sometimes you have to go with your instincts
and do what makes you smile.
I should lean in that direction more often.
So while I was in my unconventional mindset,
and the fact, that I still couldn't find any black
rick rack to use with the last border,
I went a different direction.
How about purple?
These are the new colors
modern quilters are using for this holiday.
And I guess I did too.
Until Next Time-