Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ginkgo quilt finished

While some of my friends are getting cabin fever, I am happy to get all this bonus studio time.  Yesterday I finished the quilting on my Ginkgo quilt. I was so pleased to see that there was no distortion, in spite of the intense quilting and it only shrank about a half inch on the width and length.

I quilted the background in a variegated blue thread.  I frequently use variegated thread and this was  Sulky rayon.

I am so glad that I took the extra time to piece the back.  I love the way it looks.

And I love the way the quilting shows. In person it's even more dramatic.

Today I will bind it in a medium blue and then I will have hand work to do during the Olympics.  I actually have a place for this in my house when the exhibit is over.  It should look great in my upstairs hallway.

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Linda M said...

It's beautiful! Love the colors, the stitching the whole thing.

Rachel said...

Just beautiful! So glad you found my blog and I found yours!

Sarah said...

You must be really pleased with how this has turned out because it is beautiful. I love the quilting and the graduated colours look amazing!

quilthexle said...

WOW - great piece ! You made good use of snow days ;-))

Sharon - IN said...

I am new to your blog. Your work is lovely!

Martha said...

Another beautiful ginkgo piece! You did a great job keeping it flat with the intense quilting. I love the way you put light on dark and dark on light.
Martha Ginn

Ineke said...

Especialy love your quilting.

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, colors, arrangement, quilting. You are right, the back is perfect.