Wednesday, October 07, 2009

September 21 MMQQ

Here is the Monday Mini Quilt Quickie I made on September 21. See what happens when I can't get the computer to accept my photos, I get way behind!
It started with an ugly mauve hand-dyed. I gelatin printed some morning glory leaves using a blue violet paint. They were a bit indistinct so using a navy blue fine point marker I enhanced the image. Then I tried a new-to-me quilting design I learned in Laura Heine's class at Long Beach. I did not quilt the morning glories so they stand out, but they are not trapuntoed.

Finally I experimented with a new binding. I tore strips of fabric, folded them in half then wrapped them around the raw edges. I stitched around about 1/4" from the edge. Then I carefully unraveled the fabric beyond the stitching for a frayed binding. It was fun and different which is the point. Not that I'd do it for just anything, but it might be the perfect answer for an unusual quilt.

It's all about OPTIONS!


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