Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Zen Of The Scalloped Border

A friend asked me if I would put the binding on her quilt..oh 022 yeah it’s a scalloped edge-----YIKES. I am not

fond of doing these bumpity edges, but I said yes. Let the whining begin :-)! I called a quilty friend of mine. We have been on this crazy quilting journey for many, many years. And I whined. She said -- “when we started did we know how to use a rotary cutter; when we started did we know how to piece blocks let alone read a pattern—and on and on and on!!! Basically put your big girls panties on and getter done (our favorite saying)033 That’s our Zen part :-)!!!

So dip by dip, bad words here and there—I gotter done! A quilty friend is always there to pull you out of a bind---couldn’t resist that!!! About every 4th dip kicked my you know what….but it’s DONE!!!!!!!!

This weekend was a full weekend of quilting. Saturday was Quilts of Valor day and we made pillowcases to put the quilts in that we make. I highly recommend you joining a group. It’s such a easy way to say thank you and spend a great day with friends doing what we love. Sunday my LQS, The Quiet Mouse, had a Quilt Till You Wilt Day…9 to 9mosaicfbdab2bc23f0072e8c144253814d0d52255f87c0 . A fun filled day with friends, crazy fun friends and so much laughing and eating!! Terry the owner made us individual chicken pot pies---yummmy!! There were prizes and of course sharing of quilts. Here’s a few but many more that I didn’t get pictures of. You didn’t dare leave your sewing machine029 unattended because it might just get toilet papered-my friend found that out! I worked on my Between Friends quilt and made lots of progress, so I’m thinking my April Charming034 club

goal just might be met .

I have been going through closets and getting rid of STUFF…..it’s amazing what you can collect over the years.

Then a big GIANT EXTRA EXTRA!!!!! Our very own Miss Red Geranium is opening her very own online quilting business. She has been planning and planning, getting things set up. To start off she will be carrying Lecein Fabrics, books, patterns, bundles and everything quilty, not to mention the wonderful purses that she makes to sell. Having been a frequent visitor of the shop she once owned, I can tell you we are all in for a BIG treat. Way to go girl---now OPEN, OPEN, OPEN.

Wishing you all a very happy week with some fun stuff thrown in that you love to do!

15 comments:

Red Geranium Cottage said...

OMG that is funny, your machine got tp'd. LOLOL!!! But did they get a hold of your bra and put it in the freezer??
Love your Between Friends quilt.
And bindings on a scalloped quilt...I'm glad it is you and not me. Those are not fun but looks like you did a great job.
Love you!

PunkiePie said...

That's what I say! Open! Open! Open! I'll be waiting patiently! You got a lot done and that scalloped border. My goodness. One of these days I would like to attempt one but not right now.

~Jess said...

That binding (and quilt) look beautiful! I'd love to attempt it....someday.

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, that little valley in your scalloped border looks fantastic! You're such a nice friend. I can't wait to see Sharon's shop!

Janet said...

I made a quilt with scalloped binding once. That quilt now resides in a cupboard and no one, and I do mean NO ONE, sees it!! Yours looks great. Next time I want a scalloped border I know who to call:)

Allie said...

LOVE that scalloped border, you did a fab job on binding it! Tp'ing the sewing machine? EEK! Sounds like you had the perfect weekend!

QuiltSue said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend. The binding you did for your friend looks just amazing.

Contented Caroline said...

I know the feeling, but look how great it is - I have had to cut the whole lot off after my disastrous attempt (s) - yes multiple attempts!!! Perhaps you can post a tutorial - maybe one day I'll get over my phobia of those curves.

Chookyblue...... said...

way to go on the binding.......we are constantly learning aren't we.......

Barbie Jo said...

Your scalloped border is beautiful! Yes I agree, a tutorial is in order! We all just can't wait to see Sharons new shop, I know it will be wonderful :)

Linda said...

Oh the scalloped binding on the quilt turned out nice. I did one and didn't know I ought to be scared. I just put the binding on with a little tuck here or there. No problems. And don't you agree that the scallop is worth the little bit of extra time?

Carrie P. said...

Well you sure did do an excellent job on that binding. I have not done it before but now I know who to go to for help.
That is so funny, the teepeed sewing machine. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Threeundertwo said...

I know what you mean about the binding! I just did a hexagon quilt and I wont be doing another for a while - unless I cut it square before I bind it. You did a beautiful job. Chalk it up as a learning experience.

Quilt Hollow said...

Looks like a fab job on that binding! I'll know who to turn to for advice! Hee!!

Sinta Renee said...

You are a wonderful friend to undertake that scalloped border! It looks amazing and beautiful! Love your project!