Sunday, November 18, 2007
Down to the Hemming by Hand of B and W
I am not going to show a photo yet...but last night I got the last of the black thread out of the B and W "Ashley" quilt. It took hours of slow tedious work. But I got it all. Today I top quilted it in white on white. I decided that the black thread would take away from and over power the dark abstract shapes of layered fabrics. So white on white looked best. I used a simple back and forth pattern of long narrow loops. I think it looks good. Then I used black thread to go over the outer border in larger/fatter loops. You have not seen the back yet. It's pieced together from all the different fabrics used on the front in varying sizes and shapes. The black and white threads from the fronts on the back look good too. I am very pleased with the way this is turning out. I also sewed the binding on the front side and tonight I will sit with it and hand sew the binding to the back. Tomorrow it will get it's bath and drying. And then it shall be done! You can see it then.