We used our new curvy and circle rulers on the Handiquilter to quilt scallops on the border, circles between squares, and a four petal flower in the center of each square.This takes some practice, but it makes perfect curves and circles.
The binding was made from the same Joel Dewberry fabric as the borders, and the backing is Riley Blake’s Sidewalks in flannel. We were planning to sew the binding onto the quilt front and finish it on the back by hand, because of the color/value difference in the binding and backing fabric. Time crunch + two quilts = try to do this by machine.We were very careful to topstitch the binding to the quilt front inside of the binding line on the back, so that the blue thread didn’t stray onto the light flannel. It took a little more time to be so careful, but it worked like a dream and was still much faster than hand work.Now this room is complete and ready for Grandma’s sweeties to have a sleepover!