Sunday, March 12, 2017

Well, There Ya Go

Upwards (2017). 21" (h) x 26" (w), linen and cotton, hand quilted
I hand quilted the thing, then bound it with ancient bias tape. (How ancient? The price tag on the package said 29 cents.) The tape was heavily starched, so I had no idea how it would end up after a trip through the washer and dryer, but it was the perfect peach-y orange colour so I barged ahead. I am delighted with the results - the binding is soft and the batting shrunk quite a bit so piece is very textured and three-dimensional.

Sometimes things turn out just fine, even if you don't know where you are going.

2 comments:

  1. an open book now, and the irregular edges are marvellous--squared off is over rated and over done. this is so much more personable, and personal.

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  2. Anonymous5:11 AM

    Really love this..... brilliant!

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