Thursday, February 4, 2010

Finished Quilt #7 -- String Gems

Finally....this quilt was finished last night, however due to the size, I brought it to work for help holding it up while the final picture was taken (there are two ladies and a gent hiding behind there). The quilt measures 84 x 84. From a distance, the Rubies, Sapphires and Emeralds shine like "Gems". A closer look reveals the many strings from my scrap bags.

To quilt the top, I stitched in the ditch along the diagonal lines to stabilize. Feathers run through the strings, flowers through the light backgrounds, and the "Gems" are a combination of both. The custom quilting did take longer than a panto, however I enjoyed the process. My only complaint, my "long arms" are pooped.