Sunday, October 30, 2011

Almost There-Design Wall Monday

I changed out the corner on the border. I tried the knot in the original design and it was too heavy. I've ironed on about half of the leaves. I used misty fuse for the letters and the edges frayed a bit...I'm going with it. The leaves are so small that I'm using stitch witchery. A bit more there, there so I don't think it will fray. I'm cutting the leaves by hand, then bonding them. When they're all done I'll stitch around each one to make sure it doesn't fall off.

I love the darker green circle framing the tree. I did it in four sections, and it still needs to be stitched down. I'm doing a top stitch near the edge. I used freezer paper and pressed the round edge under, then took off the paper and pressed with best press. It's all pinned and waiting.

The borders aren't sewn on yet. I'm going to wait till I have the leaves all one. They'll be the last thing sewn. I don't want the letters to fray too much. I might see if I can find something that will stop the fraying. I think fray check will make it shiny, and I don't want that. Do any of you know what I might use? I am really pleased with how this is turning out!

If you want to see more design walls, check out Judy's blog.

5 comments:

Ann Marie said...

my husband seen a picture of a tree almost like this the other day online someplace, and he told me check out this tree, this looks cool. I told him one of my blogger buddies was making a quilt that looked almost like that picture. He said that would be really cool. So I guess I will be making on similar to this after all. Gotta go find my Celtic knot book and get drawing.

LynCC said...

Wow - This has really come to life!

jybquilter said...

This is one of the most beautiful quilts I've ever seen! What a lucky recipient.

Vicki W said...

It's coming along beautifully!

Debby said...

Beautiful! I like the smaller knots in the corners.

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