Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Tree #2 is finished!

Well, I just managed to finish this up at the tail end of 2013.  Overall, I'm pleased with the results.
 
I challenged myself to use more solid fabrics, and fewer prints, than I have in previous work. I like how machine quilting in almost-matching thread looks on the solids.  Here's a closeup:
 
And another:
 
 
 
I tried a facing, rather than binding for the first time.  I used Kathy Loomis's facing tutorial-it was very clear and detailed, but might not be the best technique for very heavily quilted pieces.  I do like the finished result, though, so I will keep experimenting with facing methods.
 
How do you like to finish the edges of quilts?  Have you found a good method for applying a facing? 
Thanks for reading!
 

 

4 comments:

  1. Your kwilting is stunning, Happy New Year!

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  2. The quilting details really bring the piece to life!

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  3. I saw this posted on Kathleen Loomis's blog and just had to see more. I was not disappointed. What a gorgeous piece this tree is (the blue one). And I am entranced with your other work as well.

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  4. Wow! your style is beautiful and your quilting is amazing! So inspiring!

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