I’ve finally finished my Kimono wall hanging which gives me FAL #2 for this quarter. I used two layers of polyester batting behind the Kimono in addition to the stiff fusible batting that I used all over. It is now on the wall in our guest bathroom. The colours and style really suit the fixtures and the aesthetic. I found this Asian inspired bamboo quilt hanger that just added the final touch.
I used a very tight flower design all over the cream background to compress it and combined that with stitch in the ditch on the kimono and that really accentuated the trapunto and gave it real dimension.
I just did a little outline quilting in the border to keep it simple.
My Asian blue peacock wall hanging is still on my frame waiting for me to finish the ditch work before I tackle the FMQ. I got side tracked and started a brand new quilt. Here I was two quilt tops away from having no WIP left and I blew it by starting another project. In my defence, our niece is getting married in May and the quilt is for her.
I’ve finished my one-block-wonder quilt top that I started way back in 2010. I’m just adding the appliquéd Geishas in the solid blue part with a little trapunto work and then it is the next in line for the longarm. I added one more blue border on each side after I took this picture. I thought it would help to accentuate the print that I added to the side borders (it is from the fabric I used to make the OBW). I like the way the ombre purple borders change from light to dark.
Linking up to:
Linky Tuesday @FreeMotion by the River
WIP Wednesday @The Needle & Thread Network
Whimsy Wednesday @The NY Melrose Family
WOW Us Wednesday @Savvy Southern Style
We Did It Wednesday @Sew Much Ado
WOW Me Wednesday @Polkadots on Parade
Needle and Thread Thursday @My Quilt Infatuation
Really Random Thursday @Live a Colorful Life
|2014 WIP||Size||Current status|
|Pink & blue batik||King||binding|
|Asian Shadow Box||King||binding|
|Waterlily||Wall hanging||quilt top|
|One block wonder||Queen||FMQ|
|Charm Square Crib 2||Baby||binding|
|Charm Square Crib 3||Baby||binding|
|Charm Square Crib 1||Baby||Donated|
15 responses to “WIP and FAL finish #2”
They are both lovely!!! You’ve done a fantastic job!
Wow, that’s really something Debs!!!!
They are fabulous!
Beautiful fabrics and I love the quilting
Gorgeous selection of fabrics! Amazing work!!!
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Such a beautiful quilt! Great quilting, lovely fabrics.
Beautiful work and your quilting is perfect! Thanks for sharing.
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This is so beautiful I feel like it could easily be on exhibit in an art museum. I have never seen anything like it. What an awesome work of textile art. Kudos to you.
WOW!!! Beautiful work!
I did a smaller version of the kimono and am in love with the pattern. Your fabrics are so sumptuous. LeeAnna Paylor
beautiful quilting on the kimono!
Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!
🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
What a wonderful quilt and presentation! I have no idea where you found that hanger for your quilt but it’s absolutely perfect. Visiting from Val’s Quilting Studio.
Perfect finish! Thanks for resharing this at Tuesday Archives…as it definitely inspires us to look for unique ways to hang/compliment our quilts!