Once I'd assembled the top, I fretted about how to quilt the geese, and asked for advice. A Flickr comment twigged with me, and I got the idea to connect the points at the base of each goose/triangle, which was brill.i.ant if I do say so myself. Now the circle of geese looks like the wreath I had intended it to! Yay!
After quilting it, I moved on to fretting about the binding. I knew I wanted to use the red and white snowflake fabric (Michael Miller, maybe? I can't remember as usual) for the back. But I had initially thought of doing a red binding, which would have made the back really blah. A white binding would contrast nicely with the back fabric, but would make the front kind of unbalanced with the green frame around the needlework but the wreath floating in white. Cue more fretting.
Then it hit me: a flange! YES!
Hmm. Okay so it's not perfect.
I used Carol's tutorial for the single fold binding, and she's right - it makes for a much cleaner, crisper finish. Thanks Carol!
I'm really happy with this, slightly wonky flange and all - I hope my partner likes it too!
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