Strato Various Finished (well almost)

I finally managed to get back to my Gum Blossoms quilt today and it’s done… the binding is basted at the moment… I will handstitch it down tonight while watching “So You Think You Can Dance”. The edges had stretched a little during quilting so I put the binding on in four measured pieces (a rarity for me) and I think it worked. No wavy edges and a reasonably square quilt. Of course I have pictures…

This is the finished quilt,

and here are a couple of closeups of the gum blossoms and quilting.

The gum blossoms were fun to thread paint with rayon thread. I hope the leaves show up well enough on the background strata to make a sufficiently bold statement. It’s a little mors subtle than the original. I’m not generally known for subtlety so perhaps that’s not a bad thing?

Tomorrow I’m going to the store to book next quarter’s classes. I think this one will be on the list. With making the strata and then the no fuse raw edge machine applique and the  thread painting there are a few techniques worth learning.


  1. Julia said:

    nice! i like the gum blossoms.

    June 26, 2008
  2. Sheila O. said:

    Looks great – can’t wait to see it in person!!

    June 28, 2008

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