Sunday, November 23, 2014

Asilomar Robins -- The Final Chapter

Back in March, I shared my progress on finishing a piece that I started in a class with Ruth Powers at Empty Spools in Asilomar. I am very slow, but I make up for it by enjoying the process.

1 Original image, highly pixelated2 Reversed paper templates 3 Auditioning water and reflections
4 Pieced sections 5 Auditioning background 6 Background sections pieced
Its been a while, but I'm finally finished. I spent quite a while cogitating on the quilting, while working (gosh, it gets in the way), and working on other group quilts with my co-workers. Quilting is now done. I decided to finish the edge with a facing rather than binding -- edges are not perfectly straight, but I like the look. It is mounted using a method described by Judy Simmons.

Finished faced and mounted quilt

Detail of quilting, upper left

Detail of robins

Detail of reflection and water quilting

I love how this turned out. Are there things I could have done better? Absolutely! Live and learn. This is only the second quilt top of this type that I have made and the first that I have completely finished. Thank you Ruth for encouragement and guidance. I really love the process. The slow and meticulous nature of the process means that the initial jumping off image really has to speak to me. I'm on the look-out for the next one.

Thanks for reading,

PS I'm linking up to Amy's bloggers-quilt-festival-spring-2015