Friday, June 16, 2017


 In a recent post here, I referred to the difficulty I had finding the right fabric to feature in this block.
 Once I uncovered the Dutch Wax fabric lurking in my stash I 'thought' I was up and running.  However I wasn't happy with how that fabric worked using the original planned setting.  Not only were some of the blocks remade to relocate the placement of the sashings, I also decided more blocks were needed.
 Ultimately I opted to create a wider quilt.  My work generally measures longer than wide.  Yet since I sell my work, it seemed like a good idea to also offer some work that would fit nicely over a small couch or low cabinet/table.  
I struggled with how to finish the edges, but thanks to input from members of the Professional Textile Artists group the answer became clear. A traditional narrow binding is highlighted with a very narrow flange.  My attempts to get a good photo of this quilt have been fruitless....below is the best I've managed so far!
SWAYING PALM FRONDS - 50.5" x 38" 
Authentic Dutch Wax cotton, machine stitched.

Follow these links to see what other artists have created this week:  Nina-Marie's Off The Wall Friday, Sarah's Whoop Whoop Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts


Windy Hill Happenings said...

It's lovely, Mary and I do love the final arrangement of the blocks.

Jo Vandermey said...

I agree it is wonderful.. The pattern on the waxed batik is a design that suits the vertical format! Isn't great to put something away for awhile and then revisit it!

Robbie said...

I mentioned before that I like this piece! Now I love it!!! It is wonderful!!!!

quiltedfabricart said...

I love how the strips are offset and the layout is perfect. It's very modern looking.

Norma Schlager said...

What a good use of some very nice fabric. I do like your composition.

Kaja said...

The layout and design suit your wax print beautifully. I tend to go vertical too but like the width of this piece, it seems just right.