Now that the top is done, assembly went quickly. Sashing strips were put between the top leaves and between the rows. I assembled the top three rows first.
I put the sashing strips between the leaf blocks and the next row’s arrows and butterflies. Then, without really paying attention, I sewed the rows together with the sashing. That is when I realized that I had the same print on the leaf and the arrow above. I knew this would bug me if I left it.
So, carefully using my seam ripper, I took out the end leaves and switched them. Much better.
Next, the upper rows were joined to the lower rows, and the outer sashing was added.
I thought it would look nice with a darker frame, so I put another border of navy blue print on the outer edge.
Loading it on the longarm, I used Warm and Natural Batting.
Auditioning threads, I decided on this light taupe color that wouldn’t show up too much in the white, and blend well in the prints. Glide thread in the top pairs with Bottom Line in the bobbin.
I used a pantgraph called Rosie.
Some gentle curves and little flower shapes evoke the garden feel of the prints.
The lighter thread creates nice texture in the background.
One more look as I worked toward the bottom.
The color blends well with all the brighter colors in the prints.
The quilting was finished in just a few hours.
The binding was another print from the collection in a bright orange.
I like that little bit of color on the edge.
So that is it for the Row Along. I hope you enjoyed it! If you are just now finding this project, the Harper’s Garden Jolly Bar was used for fabrics with the background of Porcelain in Bella Solids. The block designs are in the Jolly Bar Book Vol 2 at Fat Quarter Shop. See what is on today’s Flash Sale!
What are you planning to sew this week?
PS – Yes, this is my quote for the One Million Pillowcase Challenge in the purple box on the All People Quilt ad in Quilts and More!! It will be in American Patchwork and Quilting in October. No, I have no idea who is in the picture, that wasn’t mine.
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