I finished stitching up this little lovely today, whilst sitting out on the deck! First day of outside stitching this year! Yahoo! As I said in the previous post, I decided to try a little hand quilting. I'm always so inspired with what Anna Maria Horner does with those pretty perle cottons and a needle, so as this quilt is with her lovely, old world inspired, rich and Bohemian fabrics, this lended itself well to that kind of stitching in my opinion!
I used some no. 8 perle cotton from DMC in colour 725, a golden yellow, and just went at it! It was so much fun! I am not a thimble wearer, so my middle finger is not agreeing with me at this point, but I think she just needs to toughen up!
But backing up (no pun intended)... I had been longing to try backing a quilt in voile! What a pain to stabilize that back and make it stay put so I could baste, it's sooo slippery! I ended up borrowing some heavy duty clamps from my husbands workshop and clamped that slip of a thing to my dining room table. In hindsight, maybe I just should have flipped the quilt and taped down the top, and added the batting and voile on top of that? Oh well, I'll try that next time.
I even had some voile to use for the binding. That was lovely to sew on and those mitre points were so neat and sharp with that delicate material! And such a soft, flexible and trim binding too!
PS. I wanted to add that I was inspired to make this quilt by Rachel at Stitched in Color and her Color Brick Quilt Tutorial here!