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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Quilt #19 - Three Wonky Trees

Back when Shiisa Quilts was a brick and mortar shop in Bloomington, IN, I picked up a little fat quarter bundle that came with a pattern to make a small wall hanging.  I don't remember when I made it, but it has been a while, so it was time to get this one quilted. 

I have known for quite a while that I wanted to do some custom quilting on this one, but didn't know quite what I wanted to do until a few weeks ago, and after the last few that I have done, I was ready to get going. I put my microhandles on the machine so that it was easier to do the detail work and I pulled up my barstool to settle in for some tiny stippling. 
I used a rayon thread on this one and I was a little unsure of how that would work out, since the only other time I used rayon it shredded like crazy - so much that I decided not to use it within the first 5 minutes.  This time, it worked like a dream. I used a gold in the trees and border, and a blue in the background and I am really pleased with how it turned out. 
My only regret is that I didn't pick up any binding fabric when I got this...so I will have to dig a little to find something that complements it. Once bound, this one goes into my Christmas gift pile! 

2 comments:

loralei campbell said...

Love it! Quilting is perfect for it.

Beth said...

Love this!