Sunday, September 20, 2015

My Grand Illusion, Hot Off The Long Arm!

My long forgotten Grand Illusion is quilted, still need to bind this week.
 E toE feathers in the body of the quilt and separate borders. No design will show much on these busy scrappy quilts so an all over works best, but I like to make separate borders.
 As I quilted I pulled out all those annoying little threads that seem to appear in the seams they often do not release in the wash.
 Some years ago my friend Loretta gave me one of these………..perhaps I am a bit of a "nit picker" when to comes to quilting?
As a joke? But it works and it lives on my tool tray because I use it!
My backing was a little short so I had to insert a few inches in either direction.
I like it!
I forgot to attach the label before I quilted so I had to stick it in when I remembered right at the end of the quilting and unfortunately it is not straight!
 But it's almost done and in a few days I can cross it off the list!
The little Aspen wall quilt is in it's new home and the new owners sent me this picture. They said they had been looking for art to hang in this spot and had rejected everything they tried until now!
I love it!


Gari in AL said...

Wow, you really got your Grand Illusion done fast. And feathers all over must look great. Congratulations.

Anonymous said...

That quilt looks like it was made for that spot. The orchid, yellow of the candles, great job,

Feathers in my Nest said...

Gorgeous! both the quilt & your quilting..
Still need to baste & quilt mine..Celtic Solstice too!
I'll be following..
Debra in Ma....a Bonniac