Thursday, July 29, 2010
A New York Frame of Mind???
Here is the die-cut quilt I finished today for a customer. Unlike the previous ones I've quilted which all had floral themes, this one is in neutrals with geometric fabrics. The color scheme reminds me of every New York hotel room I have stayed in.
Since this one did not lend itself to my usual posies and leaves, I decided to add swirly feathers to the border, and follow the circles and ovals of the background print somewhat.
Problem is, I had to use a thread color that blends perfectly with the lines in the background fabric. So, which tan lines did I already sew, and which are part of the fabric? Hard to say!
When I was quilting this, it looked very busy. Sometimes at a distance of eight inches or so, you can't see the forest for the trees. When you see the whole thing at a more reasonable distance, it looks rather striking. The black accents really make the fabrics pop.
Just don't spend too much time looking at the back!
Now why is Blogger making all my pictures left-aligned today?