Friday, October 31, 2008
Well, here it is, all bound and labeled and ready to get sent out as soon as I can part with it! I'm thrilled with the way it turned out and had loads of fun working with the Asian fabrics.
In addition to starting a new blog, I am also new to the whole digital camera thing (can you believe that?!). I am finding quilts are rather difficult to photograph but from what I understand, I'm not alone in having this problem. Here's a close-up of the quilting.
I didn't want to be bothered messing with metallic thread so I did what I've done before. Used an ersatz technique, gold-colored cotton thread. Not the same effect but then again not the same annoyance as working with metallic thread either.
This is my favorite fabric in the quilt, she's just so cute! It also reminds me of a miniature wooden doll the size of a grain of rice that my father gave me. He was in the Navy and brought it back from Japan. It just fascinated me as an eight-year old.
I decided not to use the gold plaid fabric I recently purchased for the binding. I liked this black with gold much better. I also liked the way it looks like a frame around the quilt with its scallops.
If you've read earlier in my blog you know I have a fondness for birds particularly cranes. I just had to put them on the back. What with their connection to the Orient and all.
Here's a close-up of them.
Oh, yes, the quilt measures approximately 23 inches square. I think I'll keep it around for a few days before I send it to my DQS5 partner. Do you think she'll like it?