Last week I posted about a quilt that I made for my friend’s son. This week I wanted to show a quilt that my friend made for Michael and me.
First, the backstory……
My husband is a Professor in Genetics and has spent his career studying natural populations of Irises in the swamps of Louisiana. They have beautiful flowers…..
Sandy knew of our love of these plants and she designed a gorgeous applique quilt based on them. At the time, she was highly interested in Celtic Knot applique and she did an amazing job of putting the two together……
Her applique was perfect….
….the Celtic knots added a level of interest to the quilt……
And, the background quilting helped the flowers to really shine…..
It is a favorite quilt and graces our walls every spring!!
Several weeks back, I posted about my idea for a trip project and left with this piece to work on…..
As fate would have it, we ended up being super busy and I had VERY little time available to work on it, although I did manage to add a few stitches…..
I found it fun and relaxing to work on BUT I am not happy with the shredding that is occurring along the edges of the fabrics…..
I hadn’t wanted to fuse the fabrics down completely because I am afraid that it will make it too stiff and hard to get the needle through, but I think that will be the only way to stop the threads from pulling out.
Most likely I will not finish this piece but will certainly try again soon!!!
Have you ever done this technique? How did you solve this problem????