Monday, April 29, 2013

Today's Finish

At our quilt meeting this morning, I finished sewing on the binding to this string quilt. I think the quilt was pieced somewhere between 15 and 20 years ago. Technically, I guess this pattern would be called Roman Stripes. The strings were stitched onto a backing of muslin, something I haven't done since I started using deli paper for foundations. Some people don't like tearing off the paper after the block is finished, but I really enjoy it. I even like the sound of the paper tearing. (some people are crazy, I know.)

The quilt was in my UFO pile until recently, when I finally got around to quilting and binding it. The quilting was done using the walking foot, in a pattern I call "drunken cross-hatch". I was a little afraid to try it, but once I got used to quilting free-form like this, I started to enjoy it and it was actually quite liberating. You can double-click on the photo to see what it looks like.

Am making a lot of progress on my UFO pile. Maybe one day soon I will be brave enough to put the whole list of my unfinished projects on this blog...or maybe not. Would you be brave enough to do it? How many UFOs do YOU have lying around...or hidden somewhere in the bottom of a closet? Tell the truth now!

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Roxanne said...

The colors in this quilt really appeal to me. No, I won't admit how many of my unfinished quilts are hiding at any given time. (It's getting harder and harder to close the drawer they're in...they just keep on accumulating). :)

Quilting Corner said...

It's a lovely little quilt. Keep going on those UFO's. It's something we all have to do.

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