“Of course…..!”

Posted by on May 21, 2016 in Art Quilts | One Comment

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Of course my last 2 months of teaching had to be busier that the whole previous 7!  That’s why I’m just now filling you in on the progress of my ‘retirement’ quilt.

Of course I just had to add a finishing embellishment.  I like the look of foiling so I turned to one of my favorite products… Jones Tones foil and glue.  I poured some of the glue onto a plate, dipped one side of a wooden cutout into it and then stamped the glue onto some hand dyed fabric.  You can see the glue in various stages of drying on the fabric above.

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Of course though I some how lost the lid….but some tape will do the trick until I feel like crawling under my work table in the basement to look for it.

Anyway, once the glue has set, the next step is placing a piece of the metallic foil on top of the glue.  I used the back of a wooden spoon to help press the glue and fabric together.

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Here is one of the 4 medallion designs I will use on my quilt. I like the fact that each one will be a little different!

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Next it was time to add some binding to the quilt.  Since I had used navy blue fabric for the outer edge of my quilt, I bought navy blue quilt binding.  Of course they didn’t match!

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Just like life, sometimes you just have to embrace the challenge.  My solution was some loop-da-loop stitching! Not really sure if that is a real term, but here it is…all around the border.

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Next is a preview of how these two final embellishments are going to work together.

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Look for the final quilt in about 2 weeks…and of course, I’ll be celebrating retirement by then!

1 Comment

  1. Mary
    May 22, 2016

    I love this! I can’t wait to see the final piece!

    Reply

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