Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Folk Art Christmas is quilted -

It's not bound yet - but I followed some suggested "orders" and got to sewing - after my chores - and I finished up the quilting part on Folk Art Christmas -
(see Gene's funny comment and my reply yesterday) -

I love the texture - and tried some stars in the top corners - key word "tried" - ;))

The back is pieced - and shows some of the texture, too - and hides most of my boo-boos pretty well. The long shots hide boo-boos, too - which is why you're not getting a bunch of close-ups. I tried to get the quilting to look symmetrical on each side - but that is easier said than done - ;))

It didn't turn out as well as I hoped - and I haven't quite decided on what I'm going to use to bind it - so I'm going to switch to quilting the Do You See What I See? before I play with my various thread choices for the letters and then try to do all of that white background stitching on O Happy Christmas -

This is a cheater panel and has some great areas to practice and I really DO need more practice before I play with O Happy Christmas - it's just too pretty to do a crappy job on it. And I want to be able to do something other than back-and-forth wavy lines and echo quilting. I may even bump it to the end of the line and play with spirals and feathers and other stuff here and on the Christmas Table Runner and little Table Mat - before I get to it - ;))

There's a week between Christmas and New Year's Day that may come in real handy if I want to get these Squirrels off my list this year - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Gene Black said...

Thanks for the reminder that I have cheater cloth that I can practice on before I quilt on "Garden Path."

Looking good.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Thanks - and you're welcome! I have several cheater panels that I should prep - then I could play with them one at a time before I tackle something that I actually care about - ;))


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