I was so proud of myself for actually attempting the free motion quilting, that I foolishly thought all was good!
Well, it didn't take long to burst my bubble!
Squaring up the Strata started off well.... then.....
Oh, no !! How could that happen? A big gap !! And it was too wide to hide with the binding!! I am always careful (well, sort of careful) with my 1/4 inch seams and making sure seams are matched up. How could I have done this????
Well, fortunately I had a few scraps left over, so I just added a little strip! : )
and once it was turned over, it fit right into the Strata effect !!
Just trimmed it up and moved on !
Now the binding :(
Now I know why I never actually finish anything.....all these details are a lot of work LOL !!!
The binding actually went on very well. I can see that with a little more practice this gets easier! The corners were perfect too!!
Only problem is that it is just a bit wavy in a couple of places.
This wouldn't be an issue if it wasn't a wall hanging, I guess.
I was very careful that it was square, and not to stretch anything as I was pinning on the binding, so not quite sure why this happened??? I will try pressing it and see if that helps.
Now I have to go back and read Monika's tutorial on making a hanging sleeve.
But in the meantime, I dug these out of the drawer....
The local quilt shop here closed last year, and they had all these 1 yard packs on sale, so I picked a few up. What to do with then.....mmmm.....not sure yet. I think I need to sit down with some of my quilt magazines and look for some inspiration! .......after I finish the hanging sleeve!!