Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lilies Done! Yay!

I love completing a project.  Its been a trial lately to do that, so that only makes it just that much better.  Still the lilies are completed and with a whole month before the jury needs them!  Some important facts:
  • 28" by 34"
  • original design
  • made with hand dyed cotton - mostly by me last summer
  • approximately 45 hours to complete (OMG!)
  • machine quilted, raw edge appliqued
  • Good points: decorative, stitchwork adds texture, good use of color and value, jagged edge adds interest
  • Bad points: The focal point could be stronger and its predictable
I used facing instead of a traditional binding.  Basically all that really means is that I took the binding, put it on backwards, and pulled it to the back - then blind stitched it down.  I used a facing that matched the back so that you can barely see it.  Putting it on was a bear, since I had no clue of how to do the inside corners.  Truth be told, I still don't have a clue - don't tell anybody though - hate when people know that I don't know what I'm doing LOL!  Anyways, with some hand stitching the facing looks neat enough and the false back hides all the thread work.  All, in all, I'm happy with it - love making pretty things!

6 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

The final product is Spectacular! I think you did such a beautiful job on this project. What a way to challenge yourself.

Vicki W said...

It's really beautiful!

SewCalGal said...

Nina-Marie this is an award winning quilt. Absolutely great design, fantastic use of fabrics & shading, and light. Just love it. Excellent quilt. Great job.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Carol A. Babineau said...

Nina-Marie, you outdid yourself! Thumbs up all around for creativity, color choice and just plain lot's o' work.
Love it!

KathyB said...

This is so light and airy, I think because of the irregular edge. What a great idea. It is definitely a spring beauty. You did a good job. Thanks. See my work at kbartdesigns.com

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What can I say, it's so gorgeous and well made. I love the colors and the designs actually. :)