A few posts ago I asked for advice for how to quilt this piece that I had started in a Jan Myers-Newbury workshop. It is made of Itajime blocks, a form of shibori that is folded, clamped and dyed. Most suggestion were to keep it very simple, just quilting on the seam lines and the vertical, horizontal and diagonal lines in the motifs. It did that, but it just wasn't enough. The quilt looked saggy, baggy, and so not to my liking. So I did free-motion machine quilting in each design, an innie-outie, following the shape in each design. I am pleased with the results and got a big thumbs up from my quilt group today at our weekly meeting.
I will bind it the same soft black that was used for the dyeing, which I will have to order since I ran out of that color.
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|Finished quilt without the binding|
56" w x 45" h