Friday, February 16, 2007

Onward to the border and sandwiching


I finally finished the top of the tessellating Autumn leave, THAT Carol Doak paper piecing wall hanging. I now have to choose what fabric to use for the borders. I still haven't figured out how I shall machine quilt it. I may have to sit on it for a while. Perhaps outlining the leaves a quarter inch would work. I will definitely use monofilament thread, otherwise, too many color changes. I don't think I have variegated thread in autumn color. That would certainly be another option.

Despite my frustration, I must admit that I like the way it turned out. Besides having some pieces not cut properly to size, I did not have all of the fabrics for the quilt included with the little bit that had been completed. I ended up using some scraps from my bin, which included old Timbleberry fabric as well as more of the hand dyed fabric from a course I took back in 1997.

I'll have to go through some of my old binders to see if I kept the date of the workshop. It must have been around 1998-99 as I was a member of the Franklin County Quilter's Guild in St-Albans. During the workshop we had traded fabric strips, so it is a nice reminded of the guild. I also had the opportunity to take a Feather Star workshop with Mary K. Ryan, which I never completed the quilt. I did keep the pattern and I think I threw the little I had done away. What a tedious quilt that was, pretty but tedious. Gosh, don't tell me another UFO will be surfacing from it's hiding place, not the Mary K. Ryan quilt!

5 comments:

Nicole and Phil said...

this is looking terrific!
Good luck with the quilting! I love using varigated threads on quilts with lots of fabrics....it is much easier!
Enjoy!

Wendy said...

What great memories we have of fabrics used in other quilts. I like to throw in old fabrics to bring back memories of making another quilt. Your autumn quilt was worth every minute of the journey.

Alycia said...

I love it! What if for quilting you started at the stem and quilt the viens into the leaves?

Sister''s Choice said...

Oh my gosh, I recently made a tessellating quilt and found it to be SO challenging! It wasn't paper pieced, but each block was connected to the one next to it and the ones below it, so there was much planning ahead. The quilt turned out well, but I'm not sure I would do another one. Your tessellating leaves are just lovely!

Samantha said...

That's great- hooray for finishing. And I love your color choices!

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