Blue is the word and color today! I’m enjoying some Florida BLUE skies while I stitch on a blue quilt. My view is below!!
Now, for the blue fabrics…
As I have mentioned here of late, I’m working on this gorgeous blue quilt. I still can’t show the finished quilt until it hangs in my booth at Houston International Quilt Festival. What I can show is bits and pieces of the process as I have been doing. I will be participating in a booth hop in the Hop Around Festival 2018. I’m so excited to be a part of this group and I hope you seek us out, buy a passport, buy the blocks and choose my finishing kit! I think you will be very pleased with this quilt!!
I was in the middle of sewing on the binding when I had to pack it up and bring it to Florida with me (Hand sewing looking at a beach, YES! Please and Thank you!) So as to not loose my needle, I used “Wonder Clips” to mark my place and keep the needle from getting lost in the shuffle.
#1- Use Wonder Clips to mark a place and protect your fingers from getting stabbed when taking the quilt out of your carrying bag or holding it up to show. (How many times I have heard…. “watch out for the needle, I’m still sewing the binding”….when seeing a quilt during show and tell!?!)
Still staying with the binding edge, I’ll share another edge tip. If possible, keep your quilting inside the edge of the quilt and not under the binding. Especially if it is a feather! It looks so much better not cutting off those beautiful feather under the binding edge! Now, I don’t worry about quilting off the edge if it is an allover pattern, just on designs that should looked finished and not cut off.
#2 – Keep feathers whole on the outside edge of a quilt!