Wednesday, January 9, 2013

More quilting........

I did the ditch quilting on Wonky 3 (must come up with a better name) yesterday.  That is all it needs so a decision on trimming the edges is next.  If I trim the edges straight I can use straight of grain binding.  If I leave it crooked I'll have to use bias binding.  I'm going out socializing this morning so I won't make the decision until afternoon.  This is number 3 of the 6 that I need done by the 22nd.  I need to start getting the bindings sewn on so I don't have all 6 to do at once.

21 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

The wavy edges would make an element of interest. The issue then is will it hang flat. I find I can't get curved or wavy edges to drape nicely. Hope you can solve the problem. Have fun on your outing. Chris

Frog Quilter said...

How about a name like skewed? Looking good.

katyquilts said...

I like facings on wavy edges. Having said that, I much prefer to add bindings than facings :).

BTW, I wrote to you a while back asking about your studio cutter. I finally got mine for Christmas and I love it! Thanks for your help.
Katy
sew4given AT aol DOT com

Debbie said...

Hate to say it, but I like the crazy wavy edge....such a part of the design that I would not want to lose it. So it is bias or facing to keep them.

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

have fun and think about it later. This is another pretty one!

Mary said...

I like the irregular shape too, but Sewing Junkie is right, it may cause issues hanging.

didi said...

so what if it hangs wonky? wonky is wonky! I love it!

suemac said...

Have fun. Every gal needs a bit of a break from quilting.

Laura T said...

I would keep the wavy edge as it adds the visual interest. Bias binding would be my vote:) It will be interesting to see what you decide!
LauraT

Sheila said...

It looks like a wonderful, Magic Carpet flying in the clouds or laying on white sand. The one that belonged to Jasmine and Aladdin. If you feel it needs to be a rectangle quilt to hang properly, I suppose you could sew on a border and cut the boarder's edges straight, emphasize the movement created by the wonky strips. Just some thoughts. It's a beautiful piece of art and I LOVE it! Makes me smile, inspires dreams.

Elaine M said...

Love this wandering path look. It has that relaxed, inviting look. Enjoy your morning.

Cathi said...

I love the wonky look and would go for a bias binding and keep the wonky look for sure!

JJM said...

I am not going to add my "2 cents" because you always know best how to finish your designs.

A very pretty piece and Elaine M commented "wandering path" look. Now I do like that for a different name.

J~MT

Nifty Quilts said...

I love this quilt! Either straight or curvy edges would look great. But I think curvy edges could add a special touch.

Angel and Kirby said...

I agree that it should be wavy.

Kat said...

For what it's worth I think you should leave then wonky. But then, I'm not the one who's going to be cutting a lot of bias binding :) Great quilt! I love the colors.

Carol said...

I love this piece. Straightening the edges or leaving them wonky will both work. Think I would straighten the edges to add a new dimension to its wonkiness; which I love.

Nann said...

I'd add a wider outer border--same fabric on all four sides--the effect would be like a frame around an irregularly-shaped design (in this case, the center of the quilt).

Quiet Quilter said...

Whichever way you choose will be the way you want it...Good looking design..

Carol E. said...

I think it would be sad to straighten up the edges on that beautiful thing.

Thought I'd let you know, I made a small quilt using the colorwash kit I got from you; it's posted at my blog today. Thanks for the inspiration. I have a ways to go, but it was fun.

GerryART said...

Can't wait to see what you come up with, Wanda.

Hugs