Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cow Pony Rust Quilt....Border Treatment

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Removing The Miracle Chalk Grid Lines

All the cross hatching grid work has been stitched.
A quick pressing with the iron removes the chalk lines

No More Chalk

The stitching does not distract or compete with the rusted motifs.
That is just what I was aiming for...

I just now noticed that I stitched thru 2 of the feathers...fooey.
I guess I have some un-stitching to do.

Freezer Paper Templates

2 layers of freezer paper ironed together makes a sturdy template.
I drew a wavy line along the edge to create a scallop border design.

Auditioning Freezer Paper Template.
The quilt needs a curve along the edge.

I placed the freezer paper (shiny side up) on top of the border fabric.
Then I ironed the snipped edge of the fabric down to the shiny side of the freezer paper.
The fabric sticks to the paper and forms a smooth scalloped edge.
A fast way to create a curve with a turned edge.

I flipped it over and you can see the finished side of the curvy border.
Then peel off the freezer paper.

Curvy Border Basted in Place
I like Roxanne's Baste it Glue for this process.
Just use very tiny pin dots of glue.

Final border basted in place.
The next step is to applique the border down.
Then decide just how wide the border needs to be?
I am thinking a bit narrower than this...

Today I am taking down the tree and making stew & biscuits.

I am hoping to get out to the Thread Shed tomorrow for more stitching.

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

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