We're about to set off for the beach, where the dogs will run wildly through the sand and seaweed, and we'll enjoy fish and chips for lunch. It's a beautiful day, and much as I would love to get some sewing done, I'll appreciate a day with family more.
I made haste to prepare the first border strip, so that when I come home I'll be able to start work on the applique straight away. I've never done an applique border, so I'm being ultra careful, and what I learn on this first strip will help the others go more smoothly. I've prepared a length of bias for the vine; Mereth taught me this method of folding a strip into thirds and tacking it together.
I drew lines 3" apart on the wrong side of the background strip, then tacked along those lines so I can see them from the right side. This may be caution overkill, but I don't want any lines visible on the front. I might do away with this on future strips, but I'm just experimenting so far.