Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WIP Wednesday #18 - Scalloped Boarder

I've never done a scalloped border before. I thought my pink dress mini quilt needed a little more oomph, so I'm trying out a scalloped border. I've read books; I've attended lectures; I've watched tutorials. So I thought it was now or never.

First, I had to figure out the scalloped edging I wanted. 
I grabbed some ice cream bowls...but the circles were just too big for such a small quilt.
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Scalloped Border
 

Next, I tried some of my kids plastic IKEA cups. Again, too big.
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Scalloped Border
 
I stood there in my kitchen trying to find something smaller.
Then, I spotted the lid to some vitamins. This is what I wanted.
Now I realize this isn't EXACTLY scalloped, but it is decorative. And to me THAT is new.
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Scalloped Border
 
I traced it onto my quilt to mark my edging.
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Scalloped Border
 

I pinned it in place with a TON of pins in the corners to keep it flat and in place.
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Scalloped Border
 

Luckily, I didn't have the same binding nightmares over this project as my last one. I only messed up closing the binding once as opposed to my 2-day battle with my other mini quilt.
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Scalloped Border
 
Once I had my binding all in place, I cut off the excess.
This is where I'm at. 
BabcoUnlimited.blogspot.com - Scalloped Border
 
My next task is to hand sew the binding to the back and then I will be finished.
Just in time, too. The Utah Quilt Guild's Annual Quilt Fest is fast approaching. I need to have it completed, forms filled out, fees paid, etc. in about 2 weeks. Phew!

Linked up with Freshly Pieced here.

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