Friday, October 5, 2012

Finished Quilting

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. 
Please click on any picture for a bigger view of all.

Finished quilt without the binding
56" w x 45" h

Detail

Detail

9 comments:

Sheila said...

I love it Norma! :)

ann said...

FABULOUS! Glad someone came up with a suggestion you could use as a starting point. This looks wonderful.

dancindeb said...

Beautiful work!

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Wow Norma, that is the most awesome job , well done.

Ruth Powers said...

You nailed it!!

Katherine said...

what a great idea!

Linda Teddlie Minton said...

Norma, I really love this ... both the quilt and the quilting. Great idea.

Marilyn Wall said...

Beautiful. Great way to Design the quilting.

Vivien Zepf said...

Absolutely perfect!