Sewing and Gifting in one this time. I made this quilt for my mom for Mother's day, but naturally it will sit in the shop for a while before she actually gets it. Here is the original pattern:
Here is my finished product:
I love how this quilt turned out with Moda's Punctuation fabric line. It gives it a very vintage feel. I always love a quilt that is layer cake compatible and this one is just that! yay! It really didn't take to long to throw it together, although I always seem to forget how much time it takes to sew around each appliqued block. I was still in St. George when I made the top of this quilt and wasn't using my own sewing machine. I usually use monofiliment (clear thread) to sew a zig zag around each applique, but it wasn't cooperating with said machine, so I used a neutral thread instead. I must say, it gave it a charming old fashioned feel.
I was nervous about doing a wavy border, but it wasn't any harder that a regular square border. In fact, that's just what it is. You put the border on square, quilt as desired, then use a great template included in the pattern to trace your scallops. You cut it out and bind as usual (it's kinda nice too because there are no corners).
Oh and I almost forgot, when you make a quilt with a wavy or scalloped border, you must cut your binding on the bias. Not sure what that means? stay tuned, I'm going to post a tutorial on how to cut your binding on the bias very soon :)