I decided to bind the quilt in plain brown. I thought about sewing stripes on the binding with the varigated thread, but I was worried it would distract from the quilt.
I needed a sleeve on the quilt to hang it. Now, what I haven’t told you is I dislike hand stitching. And by dislike I mean ABSOLUTELY refuse to hand stitch. My binding is machine sewn front and back. And as for sleeves, the top gets sewn on when I sew on the binding. And I usually make sleeve wide enough that the bottom can be stitched on in the seam of a border. Alas, this quilt didn’t really have a border that I could use.
So, I had to bite the bullet and hand stitch on the sleeve. I am telling you that if I hadn’t wanted so badly to hang this in my office, I would have changed plans and make it a table topper!
But all that hand work (and seriously it took about 45 min, but it seemed like DAYS!) paid off. And here it hangs in my office.
I love how this quilt looks great at a distance, but close up you can see all the detail and I think it looks even better.
Thanks for taking this trip with me. It has been a fun learning process! I hope you learned something too!
Whole Cloth Quilt Design Process:
- Part1: Concept
- Part 2: Design
- Part 3: Marking the top
- Part 4: Stitching the motifs
- Part 5: Painting
- Part 6: Feathers
- Part 7: Fill