I recently completed a 50″x 70″ whole cloth quilt that I can’t share until it shows, but I still wanted to show a few detail shots now. When I post the full quilt I will give more information and details.
The short story is that this quilt is made whole cloth from cotton ultra sateen with a white front and black backing, and is intended to be 2-sided. I wanted to capture the beauty of the plantings in my front yard in this quilt, which I have titled “Morning Breeze”.
I recently had it photographed by expert photographer Darren Takegami. When I reviewed the proofs I realized that the border wobbled just a bit on one side. Ack! So I had to remove the binding and sleeve, re-cut the offending side and re-apply both the binding and hanging sleeve. That took 4 long days and about 20 hours!
I learned something along the way-I always seem to learn, um, shall we kindly call it, “experientially”! In addition to the wonky border, I was also less than meticulous in applying my hanging sleeve. As a result, my quilt hung a wee bit crooked, about a 1/4″ tilt from side-to-side. I didn’t think it would matter that much but I definitely saw the tilt. When I measured it I was shocked to find that a mere 1/4″ error would show.
Similarly, with the bulge in one of the sides, it was off about 3/8″ on a 70″ drop. Again, who’d a thunk that would be massively detectable? It was.
So lesson learned: be mindful and precise with those pesky finishing details.
Enjoy the detail shots-they are a mix of my photos and Darren’s-I’m sure you can tell the difference! More on this quilt later!