Another project comes to a happy ending. I decided I wanted rounded corners on this feminine quilt so I used my circular template to mark the curves. The markings helped guide the free motion quilting.
After choosing the fabric for the binding, I cut 2 1/8” strips on the bias. Bias-cut binding is necessary whenever you’re dealing with curves. I simply eased my way around the corners, being careful to follow the quilt’s edge.
As you can see, I cut off the excess edges of the batting and backing before attaching the binding, leaving about 1/8” beyond the quilt top. Pre-cutting isn’t necessary but I think it helped visually when navigating the corners.
And here she is. I actually named the block Meet You in the Middle owing to the four patch that is created when the four differing blocks come together, but the name appears to fit the finished quilt as well with all the four patches forming an X.
Here’s a close-up of the free motion quilting. I love the overall effect of this pattern.
I’m not sure what’s next, but I think it may include some flying geese.
Hope you get some quilting done this weekend.