“Dreaming of Cool, Clear, Abundant Water” is Finished

It isn’t often that two posts in a row document the start and finish of one piece! But deadlines (real ones) can promote that.

water-finished

So here is the piece quilted, trimmed to 18 x 36, and faced.  The balance is back to something closer to that in the sketches. If I do something approximately this size again, I’ll add only one inch all around. It lost very little in quilting.

I had to wait a couple days to photograph the quilting–there was no sun and  my artificial light keeps the quilting from showing. The sun finally appeared yesterday–along with temperatures in the 50s.

I like the background quilting; if I had it to do over, I’d put another layer of batting under the “drops” to fill it out better. It’s okay as is, but I think puffier would be better. Puffier would be nicer for the big “pebbles” too, but that would be impossible to place extra batting since I decided on placement as I went. Maybe the whole thing needed thicker batting.

The ice finally melted so I got it to the post office in plenty of time.

I’ll be joining Friday links (buttons in sidebar). 2/3/17 ETA: Actually linking late because I spaced it the week I finished.

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9 responses to ““Dreaming of Cool, Clear, Abundant Water” is Finished

  1. You could always use a bit of trapunto to puff out the drops and pebbles later on, if you feel like it, but I think it looks great now! Best of luck with it!

  2. Love the snippets of the quilting!

  3. Cher

    truly love how it turned out! hope it does well !

  4. dezertsuz

    Well that looks great, and the quilting is SO

  5. dezertsuz

    OOOPS! SO fabulous, and I’m jealous. =)

  6. Excellent! And regardless of what “might have been” better, a good quilt is a DONE quilt 🙂

  7. Karen Griggs

    Oh, you are so creative.
    I am just cutting bias binding this week to bind an antique quilt that St. Lawrence Quilters finished up for me. (Unfinished quilt was found at a sale by a friend). Karen

  8. Helen

    I really like this one! The colors are wonderful.

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