Our April topic for Stitch Therapy on Monday was BORDERS!
Yes, we have some busy embroiderers that have the entire center of their quilt ready to finish up with a border.
|Sandi's beautiful version of The Wish Quilt|
On my Wish Quilt, I did a simplified version of a scalloped edge. I love scalloped borders, but I don't exactly love making them.
My first scallop border was on my Apron Club quilt.
| Apron Club pattern by Lori Holt|
We did this quilt as a Stitch Therapy project a few years ago.
|I really liked the way the dog ear corners came out!|
|Sharon's video show how to make tiny darts in the binding at the inside corners.|
So, the next time I decided to do a scallop border, I tried the waves....
|So much easier!|
Quilt block patterns are from Crabapple Hill Studio
|The drawbacks: you do need to use bias binding (starch!!) |
and if you are hanging the quilt, the scallops make it a bit difficult.
Truthfully, I didn't set out to make a scallop border on the Wish Quilt. I wanted to use up my sampler fabric, so I cut borders wider than specified in the pattern. Then, of course, I decided it was too much light
fabric to frame the center.
I didn't want to cut down my precious sampler fabric, so to tame it down a little,
I came up with this border:
I guess this would be considered a reverse scallop?
I would do this one again, for sure:
no bias binding, no tiny darts, and no floppy scallops!
I hand appliqued this,
but you could easily stitch it by machine with a narrow zigzag or use your buttonhole stitch.
An absolute must, in my opinion, is the Easy Scallop tool designed by Darlene Zimmerman--no cups, plates or Tupperware bowls for me!
Coming up later this week: more photos of the Wish Quilt in progress!