It was such a cloudy dreary rainy day yesterday. I barely stepped foot out of the house all day. We went from 62 degrees Sunday to 32 degrees this morning! The leaves are all falling off of the trees faster and faster now. You can tell winter is on its way to Arkansas. I still have plenty of leaves on the trees to say it is fall, but they will be disappearing fast over the next two weeks I am sure.
Seeing as I spent the whole day inside yesterday one would think I would have gotten done with more than I did but I was in a reading mood and would read awhile then watch tv and sew.
I have about 2 1/2 sides of binding on Joseph’s Coat sewed done on the front side – still all that stitching to do on the back side of that, but at least it is getting done. I pin each curve down and sew and then go on to the next one.
When I get to the peak – the inverted area of the scallop I hold it in one hand kind of spreading it out and take stitches in that area and then go on. It is hard to get a photo of it. But you have to do the stitches in a V type of shape – make the V upside down of course. When it is time to stitch to the back you need to use scissors and trim a little bit to get it to turn. I am certainly not an expert on scallop binding so do not take my words as instruction – this is just how I do it.
I only worked on this border for a short while yesterday – I had thought to get it done but never got back to it. Maybe today.
I was looking at blogs yesterday and someone showed this pattern that they were working on – and I had one of those “light bulb” moments – I have that pattern!!! Where did it go to and when did I get it? last year, the year before? I found it, I found a roll of fusible that I had stashed away and I just might get to it this week. This is something I could actually finish before the holidays if I put my mind to it. So a question on fusible as I do not use them much – seeing as this is a wall hanging and most likely would not be washed do the fusible pieces actually have to be stitched down or can you just iron it down and then quilt the wall hanging however you want to do it? this would be one of those projects seeing as it is small that I could actually practice machine quilting on. I would not want to do an all over stitch though as I wouldn’t like stitching over the red and green areas but for the back ground area only. I like to quilt with the design in mind not over it.