Friday, February 24, 2017

Facing It

I have gotten behind on posting on the blog.  Mostly "life has gotten in the way" and I don't have a lot new to show.  Nothing bad has happened. I have been doing some cleaning and decluttering around my home/studio.   I have dyed a bit of fabric, but no photos to show for it.

My last finish on an art quilt was to add a facing rather than a binding.  I used the tutorial by Robbi Joy Eklow found here.   My quilt was already trimmed so I lost a little bit of the edges in the process but it isn't noticeable.  I even hand stitched the facing on the back.
I also did "random acts of fusing" using pre-fused scraps to cover the back which was  a bit messy due to all the threadwork I did on the front.
I put the circles on to echo the design on the front.  Here is the final finish on Garden Path.



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6 comments:

Pam said...

love the colors and the process!

Barbara said...

Very nice and so colorfully Gene-ish . Did I read that right, you actually did some hand-stitching?!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

It looks terrific, a nice original design and wonderful color.

Lynette said...

I really love this art quilt - the colors and design call out to me. Super fun "fix" on the back with the fused-on pieces. I can see a person in there. . . :D

Susan Rascone said...

I love that quilt, so bright, cheerful and spring like. I don't understand the facing instruction though. 2 1/2"? Why not just call it binding?

kathyinozarks said...

Love it Gene