Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Jan’s Border

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I’ve been lacking in fiber content lately, so I thought  I should post a couple of pictures of the quilt I am working on right now. This is the design I came up with for Jan’s borders. Now  I just have to get it finished.

I am using a variegated King Tut thread in a soft yellow just for the border, the white background I will do in a So Fine white thread. I think I make take if off of Lily once that’s done, & do rayon to highlight the flowers, free-motion on my Bernina. I think it would be better for the appliqué’ , as I can use smaller needles on the Bernina.

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You can click on the images to see up close.

6 comments:

vivian said...

Wow-Beautiful!

Vicki W said...

Fabulous!

Steph said...

Amazing

Delighted Hands said...

This work is much more precise than your usual work; some quilts just demand it, don't they?! ( Can you not put a smaller needle and rayon on your Lily-I just tried to go back to flatbed quilting and it killed me!)

Kathy -MIQuilter said...

Your design and quilting are beautiful.

Deb H said...

To Delighted Hands: I wish I could find an email address for you!

No, Lily is a Longarm & only takes 2 size needles, which they are both pretty big. I can use Rayon on her, but I prefer the Bernina for the smaller needle size. I also like to keep up my shortarm skills, as I teach shortarm quilting, & I don't want to get rusty.

I actually feel that this design is actually more in line with "my usual" quilting. Most of my customers don't want to pay for such custom work,& will choose simpler designs, but this is a small quilt, with lots of intense handwork, & it deserves the best quilting I can give it. Jan is a peach & lets me "do my thing". My favorite kind of customer!