Thursday, January 10, 2013

Progress report.......

When I went into my studio to pick up this quilt and the light from the window was coming across it I knew I had to take a photo.  It isn't easy to show the quilting when it is ditch quilted.  I'm really happy with it.  I have decided I will leave the edges curved which was my original intention when I started this series of 5 quilts.  I am going to cut bias strips and use them as facings, so they will be sewn on the front like binding and then fully turned to the back of the quilt.  I think I need to cut it 1.5" and it will be a half inch wide on the back.  I may cut a piece and test it before I cut the whole length that I need.  If I decide it isn't going to work then I will do regular facings.
The reason I needed to move it was to bring this one in to be quilted.  I got it all ditch quilted last night.  This photo is before quilting.
Then I brought the Strips 'n Curves back into the room to do the binding.  These 2 quilts are going to look nice next to each other in the gallery.
Here is another quilt made by one of the purchasers of my batik colorwash kit.  I think she did a great job.  While you are at her blog, check out her Jan. 8th post about a quilt that is being raffled.  The money is going to a great cause and it is a beautiful king size quilt.

13 comments:

Gene Black said...

The light coming across the quilt like that really shows it well. Those are both lovely.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I do like the way you photographed the first quilt - you are right the light was coming across it just right and you can tell where you quilted it even if you can't see the stitches.
Karen

patty a. said...

Both quilts are beautiful!

Terry said...

Both quilts are beautiful, I still don't know how you get so much done!

cajunquilter said...

I love that second one. Gorgeous!!

Lynn Cohen said...

Beautiful works of ART!

Angel and Kirby said...

I really like the colors in the second quilt! it is pretty the way the center star just pops out!

Sheila said...

Such BEAUTIFUL quilts! Great pictures. Love, love, love the first one.

Muddling Through said...

There's something very elegant about stitch-in-the-ditch when it is done correctly. That is really pretty. I like the other one, too.

Cathi said...

There's nothing like natural light -- the quilt in the first photo looks like summer to me.

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

I love this quilt, I may just have to make one. You do such beautiful work.....

JJM said...

Glad you caught that photo... it really shows the detail of your ditch quilting.

Oh WOW the next one is going to be a fun one for you also. (purple and gold)

REALLY enjoyed the batik colorwash by Giraffe Dreams. Thanks for the link.

J~MT

Carol E. said...

Thanks for the link!