Well I spent most of the sew-in evening on the web trying to find out what sort of alternative edge treatment would suit the quilt i've been working on. I can't decide between facing and satin stitching, and I'm absolutely horrible at hand stitching (and really don't enjoy doing it - that's the understatement of the year!) and most facings require hand stitching to secure them.
I went and looked at my favorite blog for facing information by Brenda Gael Smith:
and decided it was a tie between doing a pillowcase finish and a grass stitch satin stitch around the edges in a matching thread to the fabric underneath it. (Grass stitch is an uneven zig zag like a heart monitor line or grass profile on one side and flat on the other so you can use it to sew around the edge of quilts like a normal zig zag satin stitch).
So I cut a facing and picked out threads and finished off the shiva sticked gingko leaves.
So not very productive though I did get a refresher in the different type of finishings available and what they all look like.
Here's a pic of the shiva sticked part of the quilt. I'm not sure if I'll exhibit this one yet so can't show the whole thing.
Weekly Art Project: 22 March
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