Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I Have Holes in my Quilt!

No, not this one.  But I'll tell you about it first, since it's here.

This is a work in progress, obviously.  The flowers are all machine felted to the background, which makes for very FAST applique, no turning under, no tiny stitches, no thread.  I love to do this.  If you click on the picture, you'll be able to see how the border is gathered.

Now about those holes.  I'm talking about the nine patch wannabe piece.  You probably won't recognize it when you see it.  And you won't see it today, because I've misplaced the memory card for my camera.  Which is why the photo above (which had already been downloaded to my computer) is shown on this post instead of the photos I really wanted to show you.  Mea culpa.

I won't give too much away about the nine patch quilt (if you can still call it that), except to say that it's been through a rough time this week.  It's been quilted, and quilted more.  It's had painted slopped on it and paint spattered on it.  It's been chopped into many pieces, some of which have been stitched back together, yes, with holes.  I purposely left holes in it.  After all the above trauma, it then went through the (I'm sure) painful process of machine felting.  I'm know the quilt is relieved that the worst of the process is over.  All that is left is a sleeve for the back.  I'm still debating whether to add binding to the piece.  The edges are zigzagged, so I could go either way.

I'm so sorry to keep you waiting another day.  I've decided if the memory card doesn't turn up by morning, I'll buy another one.  After all, I don't only use it for taking pictures of quilts.  I also sometimes take family pictures.  

I also finished the little selvage flower piece this afternoon.  I'll show it also tomorrow. 

2 comments:

The Southern Mom said...

Check where you downloaded the last pictures...my card is always in my printer, which is where I stick it to download!

Joan said...

Sounds so interesting and only one more day to wait.