Any project always brings mixed emotions. Satisfaction in the finishing/rescue of another vintage piece, the anticipation of “what’s waiting on the horizon” and bidding farewell to a “friendship” that grew as I spent all those delightful hours listening/getting to know this textile personality. This post contrasts the blank slate meet-up up to the border decisions. The feather motif option was the choice resulting in a 4” border design. A nice balance and frame for the stark white center. I always pull design elements from the focus piece to tie everything together. The feather swirls were combined/accented by “flattening” the background/”negative space” with micro-stippling (closest to the vintage piece) and a ‘match-stick scribble’ (the outer edge space). The above photo shows the binding applied. When stitching on a border, it is very necessary to mark where the 1/4” binding line will be so that the feather plumes won’t be cut off when the finish is trimmed and bound. The above photo was lightened to better show the final dark green border.
Thread: (top & bobbin) white-Connecting Threads Essential Pro poly, 70 wt & green- Isacord poly, 40 wt. Batting: (single layer) Hobbs Heirloom cotton/poly.
Next up?? Hmmmmmmm………..