Monday, March 31, 2008

Take it Further Challenge--March


Well, I got the top done for the Take it Further Challenge for March. Yes, the edges are supposed to be wavy and crooked! It is called "After Dark" because of the black fabric representing night, and also because I usually work on my quilting/ art between 11pm-12am.
I am trying to decide if I will do a traditional binding, or if I should "birth" the quilt to keep the wavy edge and not show a binding. I really hate birthing, and wouldn't be able to quilt it on my longarm machine if I did it that way, so I'm leaning toward a traditional binding. Hope to quilt it soon. Confession: do you know that I have about 40 quilt tops that need to be quilted? I am trying to quilt one per month, but at that rate it will take years to get through them all, and not including making more. So, I hope to keep my momentum on this project and see it finished soon.

6 comments:

NuvoFelt said...

Very striking, and please keep those wavy lines. It's just perfect as it is!

Vicki W said...

I really like this piece! The painted batting postcards are really cool too.

Quilt Pixie said...

depending on what the final use of the TIF is, have you thought of simply not traditionally binding it?, what about simply stitching the sides with a straight stitch and trimming well, or satin stitching it? I like the shape a lot...

MaryjoO said...

I like this very much. I like strong graphic patterns, so this is something I could live with. Congrats! And what are we going to do with April's colors? Yikes!

Marsha said...

Very nice. I love black backgrounds. Really makes colors come to life. Good Job!!

Bernadette said...

I'm laughing at all the quilt tops you have. It sounds like all the sweaters I have that just need the neck edging! Anyway, I love the quilt you did for March, and I love the wavy edging. I'm thinking that my first quilt (class to begin on May 23rd) will have those wavy borders but not on purpose. I am in awe of fabric artists who can break the rules and have the piece look great. Hats off to you!