Moving to the border……….decisions……..

Last time I finished with the beginning of the end of the center portion/the vintage cloth itself. See here. The micro-stippling is complete. Photos…………….from this:IMG_0384 to this:.  .  IMG_0450. IMG_0456 IMG_0457 The dime helps to see the scale of the stitching…….contrast. I can’t emphasize that enough. It’s the “punch”/drama that we all love!!!! IMG_0452 - Copy    and, again, the contrast……IMG_0384 - Copy (3)    The back view is nice, too……….. IMG_0459   Leaving you with one more “front shot”. IMG_0449 And the question: a ‘feather’ or ‘piano key’ border????? The green border will be 3” (piano key) to 4” (feathers). There’s a lot goin’ on in this, so, maybe a ‘piano key’ stitching??  Either would work, I believe. Hmmmmmmmm…………

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About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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16 Responses to Moving to the border……….decisions……..

  1. ivoryspring says:

    This is gorgeous! Good job, Doreen!

    • treadlemusic says:

      Thank you so much!!! It really is my “thing”!!! Such a blessing to see your comment! Such busy days………Wonderful to see Gwen’s developing artist talents!! Hugs to all……………

  2. jackie says:

    This is beautiful! The things you do on fabric is amazing

    • treadlemusic says:

      Each one is such an individual “personality” and exciting to get to know! Part of the exciting intrigue, I guess. It truly is “my thing”….lol!!!!! Hugs…………

  3. Andrea R Huelsenbeck says:

    Gorgeous work. The backside is as beautiful as the front.

  4. LJ says:

    Outstanding. I follow your progress on all these pieces. They are gorgeous. Almost hate to see the end of each one. Weird.

    • treadlemusic says:

      I really do understand what you mean. I hate to bid farewell to these ‘friends’, too!!!! This week is the border and finish. I do have something in the wings, though (surprised??)……………………..

  5. Mrs. Plum says:

    P.S. your quilting is gorgeous!

  6. Mrs. Plum says:

    What about mixing the two? I think the piano keys might look a little stark against all those feathers.

  7. Wonderful work! I am very, very impressed. If it were me, I’d go with the piano key border since you already have quite a lot of curvy going on. But like you said, either would work and if you’re making it for you, do what please you! Very fun watching theses come to life!

  8. Sharon Sanders says:

    This is looking beautiful!

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