For the final product, I added appliques and brought the back to the front to bind it. Now I understand why you bind off with separate strips of fabric, it gives the quilt a more polished look.
Links to the beginning of my quilt project series:
Rookie quilting mistake number 2, I did not wash all of the material first. Of course, I had washed the used Hawaiian shirts, but the new material, nope.
Thrifting was on my agenda and this pack of scraps for $2.50 produced the borders I used in Summer Jumble quilt. The borders were uneven so I sewed and cut and fit into them into the pattern as best I could.
I replenished my quilting book supply (inspiration).
Hawaii must be in my future! I am now the proud owner of three Hawaiian-related articles of clothing and one more long retro print that will be featured on a future fashion linkup. These outfits are perfect for my personal Fun Floral Fridays at work.
Summers in Northern California are hot - temperatures in the 90s and 100s so if you don't live near water, you tend to hibernate inside and that is why this is a Season of Sewing.
Tossing out a Pattern of the Day, a 1969 McCall's.
A shout-out to my Russian readers, for the first time since this blog's inception you have now surpassed my American audience.
What are you doing to stay cool?