The Scrumptious Fairground Banner quilt has been a long time coming! I started this quilt in January 2014 and finished the quilt top in March 2015. I blame my crafty ADHD for getting me off task. I really do like the fabric and pattern design. I even had all of the minky fabric to finish the back.
Not surprisingly, the binding was done long long ago!
I was able to schedule a March long arm appointment. I used a “wind” pattern to give the effect of a breeze blowing the banners. I think that the long arm quilting pattern needs to give the quilt some movement
Julie was quite smart when she suggested I trim my quilt at the long-arm rental shop. That meant that the minky debris was not in my home! Don’t worry, we cleaned up after ourselves with duct tape and a vacuum!
I was all ready to do the binding and then I changed my mind. The green bias stripe binding and the minky colors just didn’t work together. So, off to search for the Scrumptious pink bias stripe fabric. That is the most rare of the Scrumptious binding – lots of green and orange available. However, I was successful and found the fabric.
I get questions all the time asking how I have such straight binding. My trick is bunion pads. I use them as a guide, so the sewing is straight. I use a quarter-inch foot with a guide when sewing. I don’t trust my ability to sew straight. I fold the binding over as I sew. This quilt was so fluffy, that I had to double up the bunion pads.
Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts’ Finish It Up Friday! Thanks for hosting Amanda Jean!
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Thanks APQ for helping keeping me on track and challenging me to finish up neglected projects!