Sunday, August 17, 2008
The big reveal
I am finally at the point when I feel comfortable showing the latest quilt. I sort of feel some strange superstition that if I show too much too soon, it will be doomed to failure. I never really know if it will come out how I want it to, until the very end. Sorry, the photo below is a little blurry, I will replace it with a better one soon.
I really like the back of this quilt. It shows off all the floral quilted imagery stitched into all the white areas of the quilt, that are only visible on the front with closer inspection.
Now I am at the point of the dreaded handwork, sewing on the binding, the sleeve and the label.
I began this quilt while I was creating my Color Theory Class. I think I spent so much time working with color, which I love, it was sort of a relief to work with none. I loved working with this high contrast graphic black and white palette with just the little accent of red for the bird.
This is a whole cloth quilt painted with black and red textile paint on white fabric. It is free-motion quilted with black, white and red thread.