Sunday, July 25, 2010

"Olivia's Checkerboard"

I made this quilt for my daughter, Olivia, so I named it "Olivia's Checkerboard". The fabric collection used for the 9-patch blocks is called "Fig & Plum" by Fig Tree Quilts, and the green/off-white hourglass blocks were made from some yardage that coordinated well. This is the first quilt that I tried doing a scalloped border on, and I was pleased with how it turned out.


  1. Hi! Obviously you are indeed an artist and your work is beautiful! I just found your blog and will take some time to catch up from the beginning. I'm already overwhelmed at your beautiful quilts!! I expect I shall have many questions so let's start with this one: I would like to try a scalloped border and have a template to do so. I understand I will need to cut my binding on the bias (correct?) but then wonder how difficult is it to attach? Did you machine stitch it on the front and then hand sew to the back or is there another way I should consider doing it? Is it a pain? Much more difficult than a regular binding? Thanks so much!

  2. Thanks for your kind words! :) Yes, I cut my binding strips on the bias, and they really are not much more difficult to attach than a straight edge binding, you just need to go a little slower. For this one, I attached it to the front and then flipped it to the back and machine stitched on the front between the quilt top and the binding edge, i.e., in that ditch, so that the needle just caught the edge of the binding on the backside of the quilt. Again, you just need to go slower when doing one of these, not full steam ahead! :)