This has been in the works for nearly a year, due to all sorts of issues: selecting the background, problems hand-appliqueing the points, changed priorities due to deadline projects, quilting challenges, and thread issues. Special thanks to my friend Cherie for helping to applique the points to the background when I found it too painful. All the problems have finally been resolved and it's finished! You can read about the top here and the quilting here. I finished the quilting using Superior Threads monofilament thread, very fine and soft; I really like it and will use it again.
So, after all that, I'm pleased with how it turned out. It finished at 49" by 71", a good size for a sofa throw. Love that binding!
The backing is perfect! I found it after I had pieced all the rows for the top, so the backing fabric did not establish the palette. But it sure complements it well!
A close up of the quilting: Meander in the background, chevrons in the rows.
Linking up with Friday Finish at Crazy Mom Quilts and Can I A Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. Check out all the lovely finishes over there!
That back was made for the quilt, no doubt about it. It makes a great binding, too!ReplyDelete
The quilt is beautiful, the backing fabric perfect and your quilting supervisor is simply adorable! Visiting from Can I get a Whoop Whoop?ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous! Looks kind of like ice cream cones! And the backing is perfect--lucky you!ReplyDelete
What a cool idea! I'd never thought about doing Dresdens in rows, but it looks pretty cool. I like your little supervisor, too...ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness, I have never seen Dresdens like this! I love it! This would be a great masculine pattern because they remind me of ties. :)ReplyDelete
Well worth the effort and agony! Gorgeous quilt, great backing! Well done!ReplyDelete
What a unique layout for the blades...great idea! The colours really pop on the brown background. Lovely!ReplyDelete