Monday, March 18, 2013
Good Folks Finish!
I'm glad to say it's finished now and I'm debating what to do with this one--whether to keep or give away. When I first finished it, my husband said something to the effect that he liked the pattern but didn't like the colors. Today as I brought it out to show him that I had finished it, he mentioned how much he liked it and how much he liked the colors!!! Hmmm... That leaves me wondering if he actually pays any attention or not to my quilting. You see? This is why I started blogging!
This quilt was made with one of my all time favorite fabric lines called Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner. I used a technique using QuiltSmart fusible webbing to make the Cathedral Windows/Orange Peels. The technique involves stitching the Orange Peels down using a zigzag with monofilament thread to the background fabric (Kona Stone) once the Orange Peels have been ironed in place.
For the quilting part of this I free motion quilted in between the Orange Peels quite heavily in a back and forth pattern (simple to do on the long arm) and left the Orange Peels without quilting. You can read more about the quilting of this quilt in my previous post here. It came out very soft and flexible and I am pleased with the result!