This quilt came together with ease. After arranging the blocks and sewing them together, I added a 5” border with corner squares.
I thought this quilt would be a good fit for a multi-colored binding. I cut five strips on the cross grain of five different fabrics that I had used in the quilt top.
I then sewed the strips together with diagonal seams.
I pressed the long length of binding in half to form double-fold binding.
When I came to the end of my binding tail, I removed the quilt from the machine and marked an overlap of 2 1/8” since that was the width that I cut my binding.
I trimmed off the excess and formed a 90 degree angle with the tails, right sides together, and marked the sewing line. I then stitched the diagonal seam and trimmed the seam allowance to a quarter-inch, fingering pressing it open.
Finally, I refolded the binding and completed the seam. Here’s how the multi-colored binding looks on this quilt.
Here’s a close-up of the wave stitch quilting. I used Valdani Sunny Rainbow variegated cotton thread.
And so ends another happy quilt adventure. Of course, I’ve already begun cutting out my next project.
Have a great 4th of July holiday.