Monday, May 19, 2008
THE CHALLENGE QUILT PART 2
I have spent many hours over the past few days stitching on the challenge quilt. My finger tips are sore but I love this part. Most of the top of the first layer of the quilt is now stitched. The next step is to secure the top to the back around the edges with, you guessed it, more hand stitching. I am really happy with how the words developed with metallic paint and red embroidery thread. After the top quilt edges are secured, it will be time to adhere the large red fabric heart, the planet and the tiny red flower. I am leaving these elements for last so they won't get worn with all of the handling that goes on with hand stitching. I think most of this art quilt will be finished while I am on vacation back east. I am quite happy with it so far.... Postscript: How did my Mother's hands get in my photo?