Sunday, May 17, 2009

Thoughts on finishing

I've almost finished my identity piece. This time I've been experimenting with painting fusible webbing and securing it with free motion stitching. Here's a peek of a sample I prepared to check my tension:

The piece also incorporates some embellishments so I've opted for a pillowcase finish to cover up some of my knots and stitching.

The Twelve by Twelve project has been an ideal opportunity for me to experiment with a variety of quilt finishing techniques and to simplify the steps involved. I am delighted to report that my quilts (and me!) feature in an article and instructional DVD covering the following finishing techniques:

  • continuous mitred binding;

  • facing finish;

  • pillow case with "escape hatch"; and

  • satin stitch/zig zag edging.

Look out for Quilters Companion #37 and the DVD cover which shows an ATC that Terri made.

My understanding is that the DVD is not usually distributed outside of Australia but overseas readers can still purchase a copy via the Australian website by sending an e-mail order.


PAMELA said...

Terrific stitching! Am looking forward to seeing your finalized piece Brenda.

And I see that although I have limited the number of magazines that come my way, the Q/companion with your DVD is one that will find a home here. Congratulations on your achievement(s).

Diane said...

Congratulations on your magazine feature! The DVD is a wonderful gift to your fans and magazine readers.

I'm eager to see what you've done for identity!