Thursday, October 2, 2008
Okay, I know it is really Thursday, but I did not have the bindings sewn on yesterday!
Here is my little green trapunto quilt, with a shiny metallic fabric binding applied to the top and ready to be hemmed to the back. I came across this fabric in my stash when I was searching for something to make the birthday crown for my father's birthday. It is from the same line, but looks more like a colorwash of pastels along with the gold. There are a few Swarovski crystals here and there, but I am thinking of adding something else to add shine to the top. Glittery paint? The tinting of these motifs was accomplished with Tsukineko inks and colored pencils.
And here is its mate, with the same shiny binding. I also added Swarovski crystals, which were not in place last time I showed this WIP. This is the one tinted with Neocolor II watercolor crayons. I have been heat-setting with my iron using parchment paper as a cover.
Now I have something to stitch tonight when I go to my bee meeting. I never mind hemming the binding to the back. Although, often on these little quilts, I have opted to stitch down a fiber or ribbon binding instead of the traditional double-fold binding. Just had to use this gorgeous fabric on these two!
For information on how these quilts were made with sheer top, cutaway trapunto and shadow trapunto, see my post of August 27.