Saturday, July 06, 2013

Finished!

The "Horse of a Different Color" piece is finished.  I will put black foam core on the back and make a wood frame that will be under the edges to hang it. this will make it hang on a wall like a proper piece of art.  (That little bit of brilliance is from the class Stupendous Stitching on Craftsy.)
Then I will take it to the gallery and see if they want to put it in stock.
As you can see, I did a wavy edged fused binding that I then also sewed down. The hand dyed fabric for the binding is from Vicki Welsh an is part of a gradient that I forced myself to cut into. Vicki sells her lovely hand dyed fabrics on Etsy.
I used an Aurifil wool for the decorative stitching (blue) closest to the outer edge, my machine didn't have any problems with it, but it does cause more lint. Remember to clean your bobbin area and your needle bar area.
Yes, I think I love this piece.
Have  you finished anything over the holiday weekend?  Or did you relax and just have a great time?  Either is perfectly valid.
I also did more hand embroidery on the other piece I am working on.  Sorry that one is still a "secret."  The peeks you saw yesterday may be all you see until it is finished.


Comments are welcomed. I will reply when possible unless otherwise stated.

18 comments:

Lynn said...

Great finish! Love the wavy binding.

Barbara said...

Awesome! I love the echo quilting, and the binding s so unique....it's all a GB Original!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Very nice. Great use of decorative
stitches in the border and the colors are wow.

Sheila said...

Beautiful finish, Gene.
By the way... Congratulations on winning the $50 drawing at pigtails and quilt!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Wonderful Gene and congratulations on your win!

Vicki W said...

It's fabulous!

Beth said...

The horse looks so beautiful. I am sure the gallery will want it.
I finished the top of an English Paper Pieced mini. Now to hand quilt it.

Jacque said...

Oh my goodness....love this piece. It's incredible. I just keep looking and looking at it, and enjoying all the different things I see. Great job!

Linda J said...

Lovely, Gene! Definitely an art piece with your painterly eye.

Marjorie said...

Gene, I love this piece too. The borders really pull it all together. Have you ever mounted pieces like this on canvas. I took a class with an art quilter who mounts her work on canvas and I liked that method too.

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Marie said...

Wonderful finish! it is for sure a YOU! Hugs, Marie

Sara said...

Gosh THAT is stunning Gene!!

LynCC said...

ooo - I love this piece, too! Very nice finish here. :)

LynCC said...

ooo - I love this piece, too! Very nice finish here. :)

Richard Healey said...

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Allison said...

oh, fantastic horse! way to go, forcing yourself to cut into the hand dyed fabric - it is very effective in this piece :)

Brandi said...

Hi Gene! You're work is amazing. Such a gift you have. Congratulations on your win.