My first scalloped binding on a quilt. I LOVE scallops but I have to say it was a bit of a *challenge*. But worth it. :) The blocks for this quilt were started maybe 4 or 5 years ago and since I am on a mission to get some UFO's done this year, this one was pulled out one weekend and the top put together. I LOVE the fabric. It reminded me of the fabric used in furniture covers back in the 40's or 50's and I seem to remember covers similar to this fabric in one of my grandmother's living rooms. Anyhow, it *spoke* to me. :) The backing is the same as the border and is really pretty.
I used Darlene Zimmerman's Easy Scallop Tool for the scallops and it made it totally effortless to mark the scallops.
I did not cut out the scallops until I was finished quilting. Then I sewed along the markings (sort of like stay stitching) and trimmed and applied the binding. I used my regular double french fold type but perhaps should have used a single fold. But it sewed on just fine and it turned over very well for the handsewing. I am really pleased with this quilt!