Bluebird of Happiness - Coat - Part XXII
Borders - Phase 7 - Assembly #1
Now that the flowers and leaves are attached, the time has come for the first part of the border assembly. This assembly is to attach the border to the quilted facing. I'm not just going to sew these borders to the coat, I'm going to attach them with beads, and to do so the borders need to be finished on the back.
I've already quilted the facings with the same diamond quilting as the body of the coat, so they are ready to go. You can see the entire coat border in the photo below on my work table being pinned for stitching. It is rather long and it is hard to get a sense of how big it is since it is in folds, but needless to say, it is quite a long border.
The pieces are stitched together very close to the outermost row of satin stitching.
The whole piece is then trimmed, clipped and turned to the right side. You can see the border below in the process of being turned.
Once pressed, it is ready for the next phase, more beading!
Parting Shot: Necklace. My daughter made this necklace while home yesterday from school for her little cousin as part of her Christmas gift. She picked out beads from my collection and strung them on nylon. The necklace is purposely big enough for her to put over her head, so no clasps were needed.