I had purchased a selection of Tilda fabrics to use for the binding, and finally decided to use this pretty brown floral that is also used as the background fabric for some of the blocks. I prefer a wider binding for my larger quilts, so cut strips of fabric 3.5" wide, joined them together on the diagonal. The strips were folded in half, and pinned then machined to the front of the quilt. The corners were mitred, then the once the binding was attached all around the quilt, the binding was folded over to the back. I used Clover Wonder clips to hold the binding in place, then hand stitched it using ladder stitch. This was longarm quilted by Janette at J-Quilts and I was able to buy the backing fabric from her too. This gorgeous aqua fabric was just perfect for this quilt!...
...and here it is, in all it's splendor, blowing in the breeze on a cold Wintery morning. This was a BOM by the Australian designer Rosalie Dekker, and was bought online from Under The Mulberry Tree in Australia. It came with each design pre-printed onto handkerchief linen, all these beautiful Tilda fabrics for the applique, the block backgrounds and the borders, and several skeins of the beautiful variegated Cosmo thread. I really am thrilled with this one, and Janette has done an absolutely amazing job. I couldn't imagine trusting anyone else with my quilts. Now I'm saving my pennies as I have a few more for her to work her magic on, and I'll share some pictures of those when they're ready :)
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