Sunday, January 15, 2017

another long term closer to being done

 i hand emb this piece probably has taken 5 years to do the center. i recycled flannel bed sheets from the nursing home and dyed them. wanting to use them i pieced four together, layered with batting and did minimal machine quilting to hold them together. finally trying to get this done.

I spent this week putting borders on in the quilt as you go style. seems like it is taking forever but i think the blue outside borders really make this pop. i am working on hand sewing down the stripes hiding the joins on the back, plus the binding and sleeve. not sure about the binding-I cut it wider than normal to add color to the back. still have some beads and emb to do on the main part but getting closer to a finish. yeahhhhhh