I finished the quilting on the 2nd quilt with the blue sashings this afternoon, early enough to fit in an impromptu afternoon nap!
I’m headed for a massage in a few minutes….and I had enough time after my nap to trip the quilt up, getting ready for binding during Quilt-Cam time tonight…and snap some photos to share!
I don’t know about you, but I like to have really square corners on my borders before putting the binding on…that means I’m going to square the whole quilt ---I’m very careful about pinning and basting while the top is in the machine, but those edges still can stretch and morph a bit….so this is how I tackle that mess…
Of course, if I have a pieced border, I’m going to be careful of where those seams are on the border so I don’t cut off “too many” of my points in the pieced border in the process. This one is piano keys, so it’s not so crucial.
15” square ruler placed in the corner and aligned…
Can you see that smidge of excess on the bottom and on the side?
And yes, my cutter *IS* still open! This is an ACTION SHOT!
I square TWO corners…then use a long straight ruler to trim the CENTER of the border even between the two corners.
I don’t use this Olipfa ruler for anything else but squaring borders. The lines on the ruler are too thick to get an accurate measurement with, but I like how the ridges on the back of the ruler grip the layers of the quilt as I trim. The Hubster is responsible for stepping on and breaking off the lip part YEARS ago! It’s still a good straight edge. :c)
Outside photos were being a bit hard to come by…the sun is dappled through the leaves on the trees. However, I’ve waited so long to HAVE leaves…and sunshine…I’m not complaining too loudly!
The storm last night left all kinds of tree detritis on top of the deck…this photo is accented by the corner of my propane tank and the legs of my deck table..LOL.
Today’s BLUE version on the railing in the late afternoon sun!
Close up of Quilting.
This panto is called Deb’s Swirls, by Deb Geissler!
Quilt-Cam at 9pm tonight will have me putting labels in corners, and binding on the baby quilts. I’ve also prepped the binding to go on the class sample for our Collaboration Celebration in August! June 1st is the last day for early registration and there are still some slots open! Won’t you come join us? Click the Collaboration Celebration tab at the top of the blog for more details…it’s going to be a ton of fun!
I’m out the door, but will be back to see you at 9pm Eastern!