I considered the space between warp and weft when piecing these curves with bias cut strips to create this modern improvisational quilt.
Free-cut continuous bias strips were machine pieced through an improvisational process to create the curved patchowork in this modern quilt.
FIRST there is the continuous, continuous, continuous bias strip, which can sometimes be fun to make, but not so much, when you have to be relatively precise about it, and you have to make and iron miles of it.
THEN it's time to haul the binding and the quilt under the machine in a smooth fashion, and again it seems like a never ending journey.
AND then it's time to hand stitch the binding into place. It takes forever to turn a corner, let alone four of them. It's practically a marathon!
YET when finished, I find there is hardly anything more satisfying than a beautifully bound quilt, in the way it simultaneously brings together the quilt as a whole, and signifies the completion of a creative cycle.
What part of the quilt making process is your least favorite or most satisfying, and why?
Step 9 is the final tutorial in the Modern Mood Quilt craft-along. Quilt-along with me and learn how to make an invisible binding.
Step 8 of the Modern Mood Quilt craft-along. Quilt-along with me and learn how to mark your quilting pattern, template free, and how to hand-quilt with ease and flare.
The solstice ritual is over. The shirt is off the mountainside and on the operating table. No more dreaming of mending and daisies. Wrong side up - I had to surgically remove two small portions from the inner placket of the shirt-tail to use as patches for the two major moth eaten holes in my boyfriend's shirt.
After carefully aligning the fabric "grafts" I covered the damaged areas with a light weight iron-on interfacing. (I also covered the cut-away on the interior shirt-tail placket with interfacing.)
Right side up - I used a blanket stitch to mend the major holes, and a satin stitch for the minor bites. I used a running stitch around the edge of the interfacing to hold it in place.
Wah-lah! and it's ready to wear! I hope he get's the job.