About a year and a half ago, I started this piece as a project for Modern 8 Create. I decided to hand quilt it. It had very irregular edges, and I wanted to keep them but wasn't sure how. I took the quilted piece to a Rebels meeting and facing was suggested. That is what I ended up doing. I finished it yesterday while trying to keep my cold germs away from Bella. When I got home, I hung it in the hall next to the door to my studio. I am very pleased with how it looks there. Tom thinks I hung it too low, but he is much taller than I am, so it looks that way to him. Always something to consider when hanging wall quilts.
The other finish this week is this small AAQI quilt. I have been a member of the quilt-a-month group since it started. Each month, they send out an optional theme for color, design, and fabric. I don't usually follow them, mostly because I am obstinate, but this month I decided I liked two of the themes: rainbow trout and plaid fabric. I also decided to embellish this one with ribbon and beads.
You can see the beads better in this detail shot. I really love piecing plaid scraps together, so this was great fun. I am going to register it this morning. Most of my mini-art quilts have sold, but there are a few still on sale. (numbers at the bottom of this post) AAQI will close its site at the end of this year, having reached its goal of raising a million dollars toward Alzheimer's research. There are still some great pieces for sale at the site, and it is for such a worthwhile cause. To take a look - AAQI Quilts for Sale.
I am going to work on getting well this weekend, and I hope that includes some quilting time.
Joyful quilting, everyone.
Numbers of my AAQI quilts still for sale: 8832, 10897, 11132, 12030, 12326, 13101