Although I don't like to mark quilts this is one design that does benefit from marking. With my Frixion pen I made marks along the bottom edge of the strip and they were 1 1/2" apart. On the top edge I made the same markings however they were between the marks on the bottom. I connected the marks to create triangles. If I weren't photographing the marks I would have just used my Bohin chalk retractable pencil to make the markings. These markings are guidelines only and not stitching lines. I will just wing it when it comes to quilting. The stitching doesn't have to be perfect or uniform - the eye will just see the texture when it is quilted.
And here is the finished product! I'll take a warm iron to the quilt to remove the marks from the Frixion pen and I'm done with the red borders. I love the texture that is created and if you use a thread to match the fabric your stitches will disappear but the texture will remain!
This is where I'm at with the quilt. Next step is to quilt the top and bottom and add some quilting to the huts. It will be bound with a facing and then it is done, done, done! Well other than Mom's wonderful embellishments!
If you are new to my blog here is a sample of my Mom's work. She sure knows how to use colour and beads to bring her quilts to life!
Until I post again, happy sewing!
I love all the little details in your mom's quilt. I've actually started a notebook for just your tips. It's the only way I'd ever remember them all.ReplyDelete
tell your mom I love her quiltReplyDelete
ps I love your quilting too-I am definately going to give it a try again on my sewing machine-you have inspired me that it can be done-hugsDelete
I love your quilting too....it's ingenious....ReplyDelete
Congratulations to your mom....her quilt is fabulous... Love these beautiful détails on beads!
Well you havent let your mums artwork down with your quilting gal!ReplyDelete
A great collaboration and love Mums additional jewellery, it really makes the characters come to life!
This quilt is a perfect collaboration. The colors and embellishments are beautifully set off by your textural quilting. Thank you for explaining how you did the triangle row. I'm looking forward to seeing how you do the facing on the edges.ReplyDelete
Sheila, your border is wonderful, I am looking forward to seeing your progress.ReplyDelete
Karen I love how you made the triangles. I was trying to work it out, how ingenious!