Evolution of a quilt: 11

26 06 2008

It’s done!

I finished hand stitching the binding in front of TV earlier this week, then tried my hand at some hand sewing with gold metallic thread on the label. I decided that the label should be a grape leaf, so I fused one on the back of the quilt, then did a wobbly blanket stitch around the raw edge and a straight stitch for the veins. After doing that, I remembered why I don’t like hand sewing! All I have to do now is add the provenance details about this quilt—I think I’ll follow the veins of the grape leaf.

Final pics are here, and below is the final quilt pinned on my friend’s design wall, and a close-up of the label.

And you’ve gotta figure that’s not the end of it… While I was waiting for this quilt to come back from Judy (it was away for about 3 months—I was away for 6 weeks of that time too), I got started on a log cabin quilt. But that’s a series of posts for another day!

Links to all posts about this quilt



8 responses

27 06 2008

That is absolutely stunning. You’re such a talented lady. It has been fascinating to watch the evolution of this project. Can’t wait to see what you do next!

27 06 2008

This from Michelle via email:
What a fantastic job you have done on the dragonfly quilt. I love it…
congratulations on an exceptional piece of work. You have got to be impressed with yourself! I am!!!

25 09 2008
Wade Courtney

It’s a beautiful work of art.

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