Side clamps help control the pieced backing during quilting. Here, the first row is quilted.
|"Drunken Feathers" panto by Four Paws - Barbara Becker.|
Rolling the quilt off the frame after quilting is always gratifying.
|Top thread = "Apricot Blush" Glide|
Bobbin thread = cream Magna-Glide
Similar thread colours top and bottom help prevent "pokies", plus I love seeing what happens on the back when the thread doesn't match the fabric!
|Back of the quilt, Fresh off the Frame!|
Trimmed and ready to bind.
|Back of quilt with corner flipped to show the front.|
As I trimmed the quilt, I considered what to do about binding. Hmm.
Since I can't buy fabric (thanks to this pledge), I see three obvious choices:
- Scavenge the excess backing fabric I just trimmed away - there might be enough if I do some creative piecing, though I'm not sure solid brown is the right choice.
- Use the same purple flower fabric used in the top. I have a good chunk to work with, but I'm not in love with this idea.
- Make a binding with a flange using a combination of brown & purple flowers, or?? Maybe my magic cupboard holds a possibility I've yet to consider.
|Front view with a corner flipped to show the back.|
Until next time,
Try, Learn, Grow!
Comments are welcome. Thanks so much for looking around!