Sunday, June 12, 2011

Getting Close

I have finished the quilting and now have the edge treatment to consider. Yes there were lots of starts and stops and I have many threads to tie.


The quilting is not traditional and I am not using a traditional binding this time so this will be an experiment for me. Of course, the entire project has been an experiment, so the fact that I am not doing a traditional binding should not surprise anyone. With luck, I will be done tomorrow night, but I am keeping my fingers crossed, just in case.

10 comments:

  1. That's two nearly finished, you and lisa and I am just stitching, stitching, stitching. I am very jealous, but I'll be finished, by hook or by crook. Is the quilting thread variegated, or did you stop and rethread a million times? If it looks this good on the batting, then I know it will look spectacular on the front.

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  2. Yeah Judy, looking good! I am still stitching, unpicking, stitching, unpicking, stitching, tieing threads. My quilt ended up a bit too small so I need to go for a binding that will add a few milimeters!

    I already asked on your private blog, but Im so curious why you quilted without the backing attached to the quilt.

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  3. That's what makes this so much fun, it's all about experimenting and trying something you might not have otherwise. Can't wait to see it!

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  4. I am contemplating a pillow case finish and since I have not used this technique before I knew I could not quilt through to the backing and then turn the backing for a finished edge. However I could have done a facing, but that thought didn't occur to me before I started quilting. So we will see what happens.

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  5. Thanks Judy!
    A pillow case finish for a little quilt is something new and to explore for me!

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  6. Judy, I'm so looking forward to seeing your piece along with everyone else's. They are so intriguing. I see an "L" in the quilting.

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  7. I'm looking forward to the reveal! Glad to see some the challenge is pushing us to try new techniques.

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  8. I love all your guesses about my challenge. What fun!! Here are the
    instructions for the pillowcase turn.

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  9. I am posting this comment for Janet. She can post but not comment, at present.

    This is looking so very good Judy! I can’t wait to see it all finished and revealed later this week.
    I’ve recently fallen in love with the clean finish look on mini quilts and while I haven’t tried the pillowcase method, I have been using the facing method and I love it! Speaking of which, I hope to be handsewing my facing down by tonight. Fingers crossed XXXX
    Janet

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