Friday, March 23, 2012

The Ties That Bind

Hello Everyone,

This is just a tease to show you the scalloped borders on Madrigal.  One side is finished.....just three more to go!  You can really see the wonderful Urban Cowgirl fabrics in this close-up.  I loved the lacey look of the fabric in the setting triangles.  The small red border, block center, and binding is American Banner Rose fabric.

It is a little trickier sewing binding to a scalloped border, but so worth the time!  I use these wonderful little clips to hold the binding securely while I stitch.  The scallop isn't very 'deep' which makes it easier to attach the binding.  I started with a 2-1/4" strip of binding.

I will stitch today until my arm tells me to stop.  Hopefully I can get another side or two finished then I'll attach the hanging sleeve.  Soon I can take pictures of the whole quilt and put this in the finished column.

I love to work on binding.  It gives me a chance not to have to think too hard about anything.  It's a wonderful sense of completion, relaxation and contemplation about my next design.  I can also sit in front of the boob tube and not feel guilty and not feel guilty about wasting my time!

I hope all of you have get a sense of completion today and can move on to something else that brings you great satisfaction. 

As always,



  1. I do so agree with you about binding. I love doing it too and am in fact spending a lot of today sewing down the binding on Wimbledon Squares, and watching some programmes on QNN at the same time. Most relaxing.

  2. Can't wait to see the whole quilt.

    I, too, enjoy handsewing the binding on a quilt. Very relaxing, indeed.

  3. JUST GORGEOUS! I also enjoy handsewing binding it is relaxing and a great sense of accomplishment.

  4. Just exquisite - as is everything you make! In the second photo, I see a lovely light fabric under your scalloped border. What is that pretty piece?

  5. Gosh, I didn't realize just how cute Urban Cowgirl is, Lynn! Your scalloped borders are amazing! Don't you just love those new clips? I've been sending a package to all my favorite quilting friends!

  6. I love this quilt, the fabrics are so fresh. I have never done a scalloped border but am about to try one on a quilt I am finishing, you make it look so easy.

  7. Beautiful quilt, can't wait to get more than just a peek. I absolutely love the scalloped borders, I've never attempted anything like that...yet :)

    Have a great weekend.

  8. Gorgeous Lynn...I don't know which one I like better!