Thursday, January 14, 2010

Monet's Garden II and a Tease



Yesterday I quilted this painted landscape I did last fall. I wasn't sure if it deserved the time required to do this but I always need to practice my free motion quilting so I went for it. I like to use these pieces to experiment with different threads and fill patterns. I seem to be stuck on doing too much stippling. Overall I like this but I could have done better on the path thread colors. Also the path edges seem too regular. I used Isacord, Superior King Tut and Rainbow threads for the quilting. I think my favorite is the King Tut. Do you have a favorite thread? Click on the image to get a closer look at the quilting.

Here is how it looks with the border which is not quilted yet so it looks a little wonky. The border fabric is also my own. I am trying to decide if it needs the border or if I should cut it off. What do you think....border or no border?



Tomorrow is the big reveal day for my first Fiberactions piece so be sure and stop back. Here is a little tease.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

no border. where is that one going? My House? Tricia

Judy Whitehead said...

no border. I find the border, although a beautiful fabric, to be visually distracting from the center.

HollyM said...

I would like a border, but the border you have is too pale for the vibrant center. Try something darker for the border. It's a lovely piece.

Connie Rose said...

I vote for no border. The piece is gorgeous by itself! Great work!

Robbie said...

i tend to agree with most of the others. I wouldn't put a border on or if I did it would be black or dark blue or something quite dark enough for contrast. It's a very, very nice piece!

Vivien said...

I vote for no border. And great tease! Can't wait to see!

Kim D. said...

Beautiful!! Your quilting is terrific.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

It's gorgeous and Yes, I would say NO border too!

Michelle said...

gorgeous and I love the beaded flower center - can't wait to see the whole piece!

I like the border, but I think it's too wide. I would narrow it and anchor it with a dark (maybe black?) narrow binding.

yvonne said...

I think the border would look good if you continued the piece into the border somehow to bring the colors into it. they do that with lots of watercolors now...continue it into the mat etc.