|Nestled amongst the Nootka Cypress branches, so Christmasy!|
The quilt sandwich. I quilted it with multi-coloured Sulky Sliver (like a ribbon) Metallic in the borders and a regular silver-coloured metallic on the snowflake. (Note: those aren't typos: sliver as in flat, ribbon-style thread, and silver, as in colour!)
The back shows the quilting a little better:
The holly leaves and berries is another design from Kathy Sandbach's Show Me How to Machine Quilt, a book I've referred to time and time again over the years.
I knew right away where I was going to take the outside picture, but I hadn't realized just how perfect a match Jude's Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) would be!!
We have one too, but hers is more spectacular. Some of them around town are taller than I am, and 10 feet or more in circumference. With the gale on the weekend, most of the big ones are pretty bare.
|Wish the golds in the Maple(?) Oak(?) in the background showed up better|
I finally watched the entire Sharon Schamber binding video Judy of Quilt Paradigm raves about. It's worth every minute. I watched, well, mostly listened, as I finished hand-stitching the binding down this morning. I was clearly taught well: I do just about everything just as she does, except for glue-basting and stitch (I use an appliqué stitch as opposed to Sharon's ladder stitch, but I'm going to try that on my next binding).
An in-the-shade shot so the colours aren't as washed out as in the sun:
I opted for the red inner frame. I had tried Christmas green at first, but it didn't 'speak' to me, and, although the white looked great for a pop, it was almost too much of a pop...and moreover, this pillow is going to a little boy who ADORES red... A little boy who loved Jude's inukshuk:
Heading back downstairs to sew up a couple of other items I'll be taking with me on my trip out West next week! Linking up with Lee of Freshly Pieced for WIP Wednesdays.