- 36" by 25.5" uneven
- hand dyed cotton, organza, angelina fibers
- free standing applique, rough edge applique
- free motion quilted
- inspired by the work of Ellen Anne Eddy
- I never - ever want to do another figurative piece without having a clear vision of the composition before I lay one finger on fabric
- I really like creating free standing applique using felt and stabilizer as a base
- Organza really unravels easily - it needs more thread work or more misty fuse
- I learned how to do a corded binding for a uneven edged quilt
Speaking of that - the corded binding technique that Ellen teaches is quite easy. You first trim out your quilt to the finished size. Then you take #3 Crochet thread (white or black) and crouch it around the edge of the quilt using a zig-zag stitch. With that done, you just satin stitch over the cord. The only problem I had was that she used her button hole foot for the satin stitching. I was all jazzed that I finally was going to be able to use one of my fancy foots that came with my machine. Could I???
No! That's because my machine has an automatic button hole stitch where all you you do is press a button and it makes it for you with this fancy button hole contraption!! Who knew?!?! I think they told me that when I bought my machine but Gosh - who really uses their machine for clothing sewing? (grin)
Anyways - it came okay. I had to switch different feet and experiement with thread lengths, but it ended up decent enough. Still I like a smooth faced edge better. With this quilt though and all the angelina thread embellishment - the rough edge is appropriate enough. While I was working on it, I thought that the corded edge would work nicely on book markers that I like to do as presents.
So happily with it blocked and labeled, I will be officially done with this quilt. Oh - anddddd - a whole week before my deadline. Are you impressed?! I'm just super happy to be moving onto the next project. I mean
So what have you been up to creatively?