Thursday, December 04, 2008

Bound and Quilted


It is minimally quilted, in the ditch, as a precursor to some hand quilting in the plain areas. It really livens up that white chair. Easy to see why I love white woodwork and white furniture. It's a perfect backdrop for my colors.



The lining is a large piece of my hand dyed cotton, from the archives. I think I may have dyed this about six years ago. It's one of those pieces I was saving for something special, as a background and then I stopped making quilts that way, with one large background piece.


I plan on hand quilting with hand dyed pearl cotton threads in big stitches for that dorky homemade look. I have all winter in front of the tv to do this.

8 comments:

  1. gorgeous! thanks for letting us watch this quilt come together & evolve, from the colorful malka inspiration to the final handstitches. it's been a real treat & a great antidote for winter gloom.

    are all the solid color fabrics and pearl cottons your own dyed stash?

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  2. Love it. The wonky stitches will be perfect.

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  3. Love the colors and it looks stunning on the white chair.

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  4. Oh, wow... that is somethin' else, Mrs Mel. Truly a beauty!!

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  5. All color, all the time! You make it work so wonderfully!

    Candy in CA

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  6. Phantastic! The colours, the composition, just great!

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  7. Loving it, it really adds that Melody touch.

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  8. Fun, cheerful piece!

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