I finished the olive border from my La Cucina wip. I love the result! As you may remember, I stitched this border onto fabric that I am going to use as a bread basket liner. The fabric is a nice large size, the finished dimensions are 19 1/2" x 15 1/2".
As you can see, it is much easier to photograph this when it is folded in half!
I hand stitched the hem. This is a 1" hem, with the raw edge folded under. I had considered top stitching the hem but decided to just press the hem and hand stitch it in place. I am so glad I did because you can hardly see my stitching and it just really gives a nice soft edge to the piece.
And I actually successfully stitched mitered corners!
I am happy to have this project completed and to have kept an accurate record of all the details! Or maybe not when I see the amount of time between my project start date and project end date?!
Here are the floss colors I used: