I just had to share the back...a few years ago a friend gave me several sample panels of barkcloth from her upholstery fabric store. I always knew I'd use them on the back of a quilt and have been waiting for just the right one. I just love contrast of the vibrant back with the very quiet front of the quilt. You can actually see the quilted cable in the border better from the back than the front.
I wish I could just free sew feathers like I see others do but I'm not there yet...so I used a stencil and my favorite washable graphite marker from Morgan Quality Products...I actually own two of these because if I ever lost one I'd go nuts!
A special thanks to Karen of Quilts,etc....I tried her machine zigzagging of quilt batting pieces and it worked like a dream. You can see the two batts are perfectly abutted together with no overlapping at all and this was so much faster than my old by hand way!
Now its time to give you my report card for this Challenge...I'm a very generous marker and I give myself a B+. I had 3 projects listed:.
1. Finish the String Quilt-done!
2. Finish the UFO 9-Patch top and quilt it-done!
3. Quilt my Black ,White and Red log cabin quilt - I've taken the top and backing fabric out of the closet...that's it-all I have to report.
So why am I giving myself a B+ instead of a C...well I did some extra credit work! :) I finished the two pillows that had been hanging around for quite a while!
Now I'm hopping over to Tallgrass Prairie Studio to see all the fabulous finishes for the Spring to Finish Challenge!
At least someone is getting something done, Miri! The quilting motif does sort of look like crabs, but it makes all the difference in the quilt. Looks great!
glad the zig zag machine stitch worked for you to - it is nice to use up some of the left over batting isn't it.
Great job on getting some quilts finished - I am working towards that goal too :)
YOur quilt turned out lovely. Nice choice for the quilting.
congratulations! that's great work! i think i'd up that grade a bit!! don't forget to come by tomorrow to enter for the prizes!
Your quilt turned out wonerfully....doing the batting that way sure does save time and bumps.
Beautiful Miri...I love the quilting...I still can not do feathers..
Love your quilt, and how fun that it has two distinct personalities!
Scorpions! You will not want to think of them every time you throw the quilt over you. LOL! Your work is lovely, Miri.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! And good job on those finishes. I barely got any done. No quilts! I like the knife edge binding idea. That might be perfect for a wall hanging I have going on.
Congratulations on another finish! The quilting is beautiful. One of my goals is to learn how to do freehand feathers. I'm a stenciller too.
I love your quilts! You are extremely talented and so full of energy! Thanks for stopping over and making a comment on my vintage napkins, loved meeting you! Have a wonderful "rest" of the week! Sandi
Your quilt is beautiful- I love the feathers. I'd have to say they look like turkeys - but that's probably because I have turkeys strutting around my yard almost every day right now!
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