Monday, April 6, 2015

My Toran Is Finished


Quite Happy with the Outcome!


The border is the same fabric as the background ... 
with a few slashes on each side.
The binding is made up of the colorful strips pieced together.
The back is leftover pieces of the front fabric plus some others.
I consider this a practice piece as I was using my new machine &
still misuse some of its features such as the foot thread cutter.
 I used a walking foot with a variegated green thread for two of the
"organic" lines & then switched to a variegated yellow thread &
did my first ever free motion line on a quilt.
(It's the one with uneven stitches between the two greens.)





9 comments:

  1. Margaret,there is some serious party going on here! I love your quilt! Aren't those organic lines fun? I love them when I hand quilt.
    Are you now happy with your background choice?

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    1. Yes, Sujata, I think that the background works although initially I was unsure. I wanted to hand quilt those organic lines, but between the back & the front I felt there were too many seams.

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    2. Margaret, I absolutely love this quilt. It is lively and vibrant.. those stripes create a drama contrasting to the movement of the curved piecing of string blocks. Just beautiful! I think how you quilted looks great!

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  2. I really love it...you did not have to show us any flaws!!! We love it anyway:)

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  3. Wonderful movement in the quilt due to the way you have set the blocks, I also think that your background fabric emphasises that sense of movement. Love it!

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  4. Thanks, all, for your support!

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  5. Very electrifying. Great choice in background, beautiful quilt.

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  6. This looks amazing Margaret, different to any quilt I've seen before.

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Thank you for taking the time!