29 September 2007

My quilting project

Ok, so it's time to reveal the project that I have been working on since early summer. I just made this up myself and I am winging it every step. It's not going to be that big, but it has been tedious getting all the darn triangles lined up and sewed together. I finally finished the edge with bias tape and now I am ready to put it on the piece of this black fabric, as to where I am going to go from there I am not sure. I don't even know what to use as the back fabric. I took a closer picture of the fabric so you can all see it is kinda "japanese" inspired. Derrek likes the colors and I have never worked with black and red before. The only bad thing is my cat won't leave it alone and its a fur magnet!


4 comments:

Jo said...

ok, wait...is the black fabric your backing for the quilt? did you already sew the bias tape on? if the black is the backing and you've already sewn on the bias tape then you need to take the bias tape off, make a quilt sandwich with the top, batting and the backing, quilt the quilt and then bind it with the bias tape. if not then i'm confused.

marie sent me some of that exact fabric. it's really cute.

Marie said...

i love the colors and the pattern. i always think flannel should be used as backing cause it's so soft and comfy, but i'm not sure that would match with this quilt. maybe you should do black for the back too. i think it's best to keep the rest of it simple so the focus remains on the quilted pieces part.

Meagan said...

Yeah I was a tad bit confused about that too... then I thought maybe you were going to appliques the quilt top on to the black so that it was a lot bigger, but then I couldn't figure out why you didn't just do it with a border and save yourself extra fabric.

Kainoa said...

ok, so my plan is no, I did not put batting or anything else under the design, I wanted to put the quilted part that I put bias tape around on top of the black fabric, which will be to top and then put something else as the backing, I will also get some quilt batting to put in between the top and the back. Does that make sense or am I just rambling? I don't know, now I'm confused. I put it away for now, cause its going to be a long week at work and I'm too exhausted for crafting by the time I get home, so maybe I will just have to think about it. Fleece for the back sounds warm and cozy, I have never worked with fleece before, is it hard to work with or will it be ok?