Friday, August 23, 2013

3597 + 9 + 2 + 1 label

Last photo of "Determination", before it goes into the storage closet for an unnamed recipient.  Yesterday I did the binding in one day, and my hands were so cramped!  3597 pieces, which is documented on the label, but then I realized later that I hadn't counted the 9 binding strips, the 2 backing pieces and the 1 label!  So there, that's how many pieces.  Of course, the number of string units had to be averaged.  

The triangles on the border on ONE side were different than the others, so the quilting motifs had to be finessed, if that's what you call it!  I LOVE the black which is mottled, not pure black.  And I LOVE the thread, a King Tut, again a mottled/variegated black.  This was a very good idea and was visible even when eyes are tired.


New project - playing with strings, with basic, gentle machine quilting.  

 I do all my own quilting, on a DSM, a Janome 6500 MC.  This machine has been a workhorse - (knock on wood).




14 comments:

Janet O. said...

And you do a beautiful of job quilting. I love the design you used on Determination. Is that a Patsy Thompson pattern?

Bonnie said...

Wow! Lots of pieces. Great job on the quilting. Do you use fabric under your strings or paper or ??? Just curious.

Helen in the UK said...

WOO HOO and congrats on your Orca Bay finish! Such a pretty palette on your new project :)

lcscottage said...

Congrats on finishing your Orca Bay quilt...it looks terrific! The unnamed recipient is gonna be soooo happy!

Barb in Mi said...

Beautiful! Congratulation to a finish!

Vicki W said...

It's lovely!

LC said...

If your recipient is unnamed, I can offer a suggestion! :-) Great job, Elaine.

Anna McCurdy said...

Gorgeous quilts- and fabulous quilting- you really do lovely work Elaine. You must be very happy with these two quilts. Thanks for sharing,
Regards,
Anna

Quilts And Pieces said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Purple Pam said...

Congrats on finishing Determination. I like your string blocks, and your quilting of course.

Paula, the quilter said...

Elaine, that is very impressive!

Lori in South Dakota said...

Congratulations on your finish. And counting the number of pieces--I think that will be a very important part of the label.

I love black too for a border. Your quilting--as always--beautiful and inspiring.

Chuckled over your garage door!

zippiknits said...

This quilt is so gorgeous. Wowzer! It's beautiful!

aubirdwoman said...

That is absolutely fabulous.... I am not even going to ask how. Well done. Just catching up.