Saturday, March 15, 2008

Cotton Candy D'Antan

I have a finish! Yea....... It's the Sherbert Delight quilt from Pekins Dry Goods!

I have finished hand sewing the binding and the label is on! It will be displayed at Loose Threads, a friend's quilt store in Plattsburgh.

I will admit, I am quite pleased with this quilt. It is the first time I use a scallop border. I was a tad frighten with the binding, but it all worked out well. I used the Katie Lane Scallop rulers to make my arches.

It is suggested by a few published quilters to us a 2 (two) inch binding with scallops. I used a 2 1/2 inch binding mainly because, well.... I was on auto pilot and had already cut it and sewn the strips together! And I wasn't about to cut miles of binding to correct it. lol

I don't see anything wrong with the way it hangs and am wondering why the 2 inch recommendation. If someone can enlighten me, I would greatly appreciate it!

For those interested in seeing the machine quilting in the white blocks, I did blog about it here.

Thank you for stopping by! I enjoy reading your comments! As I eagerly run to the computer seeking my Google mail box for comments, I am reminded of a child anticipating candy! lol Thank you for the simple pleasures in life! ;o)

Have a great day every one!

24 comments:

Jeanne said...

Carole, it is gorgeous! I would be very pleased if it were mine. Can't answer the binding question.

Libby said...

How fun to have your quilt hang in the LQS *s* I am finding I enjoy a scalloped border more and more . . . but it can be difficult to make that first cut. I use a single fold binding and cut at 1 1/2". I guess everyone just has a preferred method.`

Vicki W said...

Carole, it's beautiful!!

Kim said...

Yum! Eye candy for quilters! This is going to be a hit at the shop. Nice that you will display it. :)

Suzy Quilter said...

It's beautiful! I love the 30's fabrics and the quilting is lovely. Congratulations on completing it! :o)

Guðrún said...

It is just beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I bet that the customers that come to the quilt shop will be speechless.

May Britt said...

Oh...this is a beautiful quilt. So wonderful colours. I do not know why they recomend 2 inch wide bindings. I always use 2 1/2 inch.

Patti said...

What a lovely quilt! I love the scalloped border. I've never done that on a quilt - I need to do that one of these days. I'm guessing they recommend a narrower binding so it will go around the curves more smoothly - obviously you had no trouble with the wider binding. That makes you an expert for sure!

Karrin Hurd said...

What a beautiful quilt, you did a lovely job.

Sweet P said...

What a gorgeous quilt. I love the colors and the scallop border. Great job on it.

Beth said...

I love your quilt. The colors are beautiful and your scallop border turned out great. I really enjoy reading your blog. I am still blogging, you should come over and check it out.

Harmany Quilting said...

Hi Carole - I think your scalloped borders are divine. It all looks so good.

Nicola in West Australia

Denise (Nour) said...

Love the quilt! I'll look for it next time I'm in Loose Threads. I always cut my bindings at 2" - it makes for a tighter, rounder binding. Maybe they recommend the narrower width of binding so that it's easier to maneuver the inner valley of the scallops. Hope I explained that properly!

Screen Door said...

Awesome quilt... I've always loved scallopped edges but never been brave enough to tackle it.

Darlene said...

It's stunning, Carole! The scalloped border is perfect. I've never attempted one but maybe someday! :-)

Julia said...

Carole, It is beautiful!!! It will look gorgeous hanging in a quilt shop. I have tried scalloped borders yet, they scare me. You did a great job. ;)

Wendy said...

Your new quilt is fantastic and I love the scalloped border. I can't help with the binding question I only done a scallop once before.

Greenmare said...

oh it is gorgeous! I think I want to try a scalloped border now too!

Pam said...

You should be pleased with it Carole it is lovely!! You did a fantastic job with the scallops on the border. They probably suggest a 2 inch binding just because it might be a bit easier to turn a narrower binding?? I'm not sure otherwise. But you sure did a great job!

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Thimbleanna said...

Very pretty Carole! Scallops have always scared me off but I'll be needing to do some soon. Yours look great!

Teresa said...

Such a pretty soft looking quilt. There is something comforting about colors like the ones you used in your quilt. I like the bold bright ones too, but this one is just comfy for the eyes. Your scalloped border looks perfect to me. I also looked back and ready your post about the quilting and that pattern is marvelous. Great job all around!

Hanne said...

What a lovely quilt. I like scalloped borders.

Shelina said...

What a beautiful quilt - I just love the scalloped border! I had a couple of quilts that I considered using scalloped borders, but then I chickened out on both of them!

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