Stitch Along Sunday - August Completed
This is the last Sunday in August so it should see your August challenge piece completed. I worked at finishing mine today and both Jennifer's sent me their finished pieces too. Here is how mine has ended up and you can see all three in the August Gallery.
I called mine "Hovering".
As you can see, I added a dark binding that included frame-like corners. I have used this technique often for borders but never for a binding. Because my project is small, I cut small squares for this. I used the fabric I was planning to bind with which was the dark navy fabric I used for the shadows. I cut four 1 1/2" squares.
Easy to make, I just made snowball corners. That is, placing the square in the corner of the quilt (quilt is trimmed) and then stitching through the diagonal.
I press the inner corner over to the outer corner to form the triangle.
Now I can go ahead and put the binding on. When I first started, I was going to use a turn over binding and stitch it to the front so I stitched the binding to the back to wrap around to the front. Halfway through I changed my mind on what I wanted to do, but that was ok because it can still work this way, but ideally I would have stitched the binding to the front.
I used a square binding, just like adding a border. I turned under the raw edge, then pinned it in the corners and used clips along the edge to hold it in place.
I then used blanket stitch to stitch around the edge. I used a lime green thread the same color as the background which made a decorative border design. I did not sew into the corner, but across the triangle. This gave me a little room to make any adjustment to keep the corners really neat. I hand stitched those in place.
Remember to check the gallery for all three designs: August Gallery.