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Friday, November 1, 2013

An October finish...........

I finished quilting this African fabric 16 patch quilt yesterday afternoon and last night I put on the binding.  I couldn't face doing a black binding so I used the backing fabric for the binding.
The backing is a Bali batik from the early 1990s and I think it is supposed to be antlers.








It has black in it as well as rust and white and I think it made a good binding.


















The two tone cactus is full of buds so it should bloom for a couple weeks.

17 comments:

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

Beatuiful, what's the name of this piece. Huge accomplishment....

Gene Black said...

Good job.

How nice to have blooms this time of year.

sewyouquilt2 said...

the quilt looks great. those flowers on the cactus are so gorgeous! I wish I could have indoor plants but my cats would be into them. someday.......

Eva said...

Wonderful work. Powerful and modern. The graphic impact of the Vlisco fabrics sticks out! Figure this in an elegant environment -- a highlight for any room!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Great finish. I love the sparkle of the binding colors, makes an exciting frame without taking away from the drama of the black/fabrics. All I am looking at is tiny buds on my Christmas cactus plants.

patty a. said...

The binding choice was a perfect bold choice. Black would have been to safe and predictable! This piece is wonderful!

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

it made very good binding - love the whole thing!

suemac said...

Love how it finished up. Very manly quilt.

Gari in AL said...

I think I will buy another cactus this year. I could have blooms all over the house.

Eileen said...

Beautiful work, Wanda! I'm with Gari - I need to pick up a cactus!

Elaine M said...

Love this quilt, looks like you could close your eyes and dream that you are toasty warm next to the fire. Cactus is lovely.

JJM said...

Absolutely STRIKING Wanda. You told me where the African fabric's originated and I think I remembered right, but I don't want to say for fear I am wrong and be embarrassed. You did another great job on this one love the backing/binding fabric also.

And your cactus... your plants always look so healthy and beautiful. What beauty this one is .

JJM

Mary said...

I really like the binding fabric you ended up choosing. I wouldn't want to struggle with black either. My Christmas cactus has some tiny buds and I'm hoping they mature and open.

Cathi said...

That is a fabulously rich looking quilt! I love the binding you used.

Brown Family said...

I think black binding would have looked heavy! I do like the choice you made!

sajuki said...

great !
Greetings from Poland :)
Katarzyna


www.sajuki.blogspot.com

Charlotta said...

Why do you guys think black bindings are a struggle? Do you find actually making them and putting them on difficult? Or is it the effect the black binding has on the quilt? Curious. I love this quilt. What's the size of the individual squares in the 16 patches? Did you go to Africa to purchase the fabrics yourself?