Woot Woot! I finished my Art Quilt project this week in plenty of time for ‘Finish it Friday’ with a group of Quilting buddies that challenge themselves each week to finish a project quilting, sewing or otherwise!
If you missed the process I did for this art quilt here are the two other posts:
WIP – Work in Progress – Solar Flares
Solar Flare Eclipse – The Process: Appli-piecing
I spent two whole days thread sketching the quilting designs. Mostly because of deciding on how I wanted it quilted. I decided to make the dark space have a little flare and whimsey like I see in actual astro images with far off galaxies and gas clouds. I am really tempted to paint some tiny stars too but haven’t decided yet. LOL
Then I put on a 1/2″ wide black binding to frame the whole thing in. I am really happy how this came out! I learned a LOT during the entire process.
And an additional surprise?! The back! Never planned on this, but loving it too! But I already put hanger squares into the binding so this will never be seen really…. may have to do another one! LOL
So I’m ready to tackle another one. I want to do the Orion Nebula. Have images from my brother, just need to decide how detailed I want to go and the final size. I think this is going to turn into a series. 🙂 I’m in love with this!
Another bonus… usually I wet and block my quilt when it’s completed… I haven’t done it to this one yet… why? Well, because when I held this up to show my other half, we noticed that all the teeny tiny holes from thread sketching showed dots of sunlight through them as I had held it up in front of a window. LOL Hmmm maybe this need to be hung in a window! LOL No, living in Nevada, the sun would surely destroy the color quickly. But it was kewl to see. LOL
So, do have a project you finished up this week? Share away and give us a link in the comments and I’ll be sure to visit. 🙂 It’s always a rewarding experience to finish something… or in my case, it’s permission to start another one! LOL