I love it ! Finished stitching down the binding last night and it is done !
I absolutely really enjoyed doing the applique border - I know the leaves were machine stitched using bondaweb but even so ! The vine itself was hand sewn and it was great to do. I'd never made bias tubing before but it was fine. I used those bars you insert in the tube and press and they really worked well ! I just sort of placed the tubing around the edge and pinned in down and although it's not perfect I'm pleased with how it turned out.
I quilted it yesterday - just a small meander in the border and ditch stitching in the centre bit. Imight hand quilt a few leaves in the flying geese blocks to pull it together a bit.
I don't think you can see in the picture but the binding is a lovely dark purple !
Now I'm looking at my unquilted tops thinking " now an applique border might work on that "- lol ! The 1930's Dear Jane I've posted about before springs to mind.
My border fabric for the Castle Walls pp quilt arrived from the States and is washed and ready to cut out. Nearly finished the main section of this now so will spend a bit of time tacking the border pieces over paper. We are actually having some hot weather for a change so this will be nice to pick up in quiet times. Pictures on that soon !