Saturday, January 19, 2013

Facing on......

I laid the straight piece of facing fabric on the table and then laid the quilt on top of it and pinned it in place.  I stitched 1/4" from the edge of the quilt and then trimmed away the extra facing fabric.  Then I clipped the quilt on all inward curves.
I turned the facing to the back of the quilt and pressed the edge.  Next was the hand sewing of the edge of the facing to the quilt back.
I put facings on both sides and the bottom edge and finished the hand sewing last night.
I will finish the top edge which is straight with a normal binding.  Then I can attach the hanging sleeve in the seam like I usually do.  I am auditioning this black with dots fabric for the binding.  I thought I had some more of the firefly batik but haven't found it yet.
I also ditch quilted this small wallhanging last night.  I will bind it with a black print batik.  I need to finish the vacuuming in the basement today so I have tomorrow free for baking and last minute things.  It looks like the art quilters won't be kept away because of snow but it is going to be really cold, like 11 degrees on Monday.  My house is very warm though.

10 comments:

cottonreel said...

I truly love this last one , anything with a dash of orange and I drool
I'm srry you have had to revert to verification

HollyM said...

I love the colors and patterns in the last quilt. I'd forgotten about facings. Good idea!
It's been really cold here too but supposed to warm up today.

Frog Quilter said...

I love the last art piece. Something about it just speaks to me...

Mary said...

Thanks for the tutorial on doing a facing. This is a great piece.

JJM said...

As always your finishing gives the quilt the final TLC. I don't recall seeing the next one that is on your work table... It looks like a contemporary painting at an Art Gallery.

JJM

JJM said...

Must tell you it took over 4 tries to get that word verification... lets see how many times just to send this.
JJM

Muddling Through said...

I really like that last one. It is one that sort of draws you in, isn't it!2

Sandy Hassan said...

Wow! I love your use of big and bold African prints.

Angel and Kirby said...

Making good progress!

GerryART said...

Yesterday was such a warm lovely day, today the temp began in the hi-30s and slowly dropping. :-(

As always, love your colors.

Have fun tomorrow

Hugs