I ventured out to have a socially distant visit with my friend Louise this week and she had some quilt tops to show me.
|Antique Lemoyne star quilt top|
As you can see the stitches are large and the seam allowances vary greatly. It's amazing that the quilt tops lay flat at all!
This is the second quilt with 4 Lemoyne stars in one block. See how the long sides don't have a border? Would you add borders?
And if so, how? I don't know if you can see that the edge is very uneven. To add a border Louise would have to trim the edges straight and lose lots of points and parts (maybe why the original maker didn't do that!?) OR I suggested maybe needleturn applique the uneven edge onto a strip of fabric (with or without cornerstones). Would that work? Or maybe just quilt out to the edge and make a bias binding following an uneven edge? What are your ideas?
|stitching the binding on mini projects today|
As for me, I am hand stitching the binding on two small projects this weekend. It will not take long enough for my liking since this task will be quickly completed and binding is my favourite!
What are you hand stitching as we approach the middle of the year? Link up your blog post below and share your project with us. And don't forget to leave a comment about your quilt finishing ideas for Louise!