Monday, September 3, 2012

Finished Top

I decided to just suck it up and finish with my original plan for this scrappy tile border.  Thanks for all your suggestions.  I no longer totally hate it.  Maybe 6 of 10.  My issues is that I just don't like scrappy.  Even when it's monochromatic.  I was trying to push outside my comfort zone in the hopes it would add some texture and weight to the border to anchor the applique.

Next step = hand quilting.  I am going to use a silk batting that I've been saving for some special reason.  I'm still a little iffy on what design I'm going to use in the very center.  I've been reading up on silk batting, and am not sure if I'll get the same shrinkage texture as with cotton. (They both claim 5% shrink).  Anyone with experience w/ silk batting?  I'm open to advice.

10 comments:

Oops-Lah said...

Love it! I've just finished a quilt with silk batting and find it works very well and drapes beautifully too. But I haven't washed the quilt yet, so I don't know about the shrinkage.

beaquilter said...

this is just lovely! how big is the whole thing? sorry I've neve rtried silk batting.

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's stunning! I haven't used silk wadding (never even seen it for sale) but I think Cathi@Quilt Obsession has used it...

Deborah OHare said...

Beautiful!

Janet said...

I love it! Your applique is stunning.

Lynne said...

I think the scrap border does add texture. I really like it - I've never thought about doing a scrappy monochrome border! But this inspires me!

Tina said...

Love the applique and the border just compliments the center piece. Wonderful work.

Bunny said...

Wow your top is gorgeous I loved the way you used those blocks to make it your very own creation, love it.
Bunny

Esther Aliu said...

WOW, please email me a pic of this contact@estheraliu.com so I can share it in a post on my blog - it deserves it's own post - it's fabulous!

What have you done with these blocks?? You've made it your own, I love the design and the colours just sing! Beautiful!

LynCC said...

The scrappy on this is wonderful! It shimmers with the leaves in a really nice way. I just love the bird. :)